Sampling and Reagent Technologies for Point of Care Diagnostics

Period of Performance: 02/02/2012 - 02/01/2014

$992K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Spot On Sciences, LLC
Austin, TX 78753
Principal Investigator

Abstract

HemaSpot is a single use device that uses a finger stick to collect and dry two drops of blood within a protective cartridge, enabling self-sampling from a remote location. The sample can be immediately shipped or stably stored at room temperature and is compatible with current diagnostic testing methods. HemaSpot allows anyone to take a blood sample at any time and any location. This enables important research and diagnostic testing that was not previously feasible. For this proposal, prototypes will be manufactured and preliminary testing performed. Following design refinement, the device will be manufactured on a small scale, a quality plan will be implemented and validation testing completed. Proof of concept studies will be performed to demonstrate cost savings and efficiencies for HemaSpot use. Small studies will show feasibility for clinical trial pharmacokinetic and remote sampling, chronobiology research with multiple time points in a 24 hour period and long term biorepository sample storage.