Expanding into clinical populations is an unending challenge. To see the possible future of DBS in the clinic, look to Spot on Sciences. The start-up is working on a new way of collecting and preserving blood samples to market. The Austin, Texas-based company’s first product, HemaSpot, offers remote blood collection by finger stick and sample shipment by mail.
The product enables home sampling, making it ideal for populations with limited access to the clinic, such as the elderly, the military, and home healthcare workers. Facilitated sample collection from these populations could be a boon to clinical trials.