Austin, TX September 25, 2017—Spot On Sciences, Inc., a medical device company that is actively developing innovative methods for collecting and storing blood samples, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9759640 covering biological sample collection and preservation using dried blood spot (DBS) technology. Spot On Sciences has exclusive rights to the patented technology and has additional devices in development.
The patent covers a method to preserve a solid biospecimen (i.e. biopsied tissue) as a dried homogenate which preserves and allows simple and rapid extraction for analysis of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. In contrast to FFPE (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded), this method can significantly decrease artifacts due to cross-linking and sample degradation.
About Spot On Sciences
Spot On Sciences, Inc., located in Austin, Texas, is a medical device company that is actively developing innovative methods for collecting and preserving biological fluid samples for medical testing. The premier products, HemaSpot™-HF (whole blood) and HemaSpot™-SE (separated blood), are simple to use devices for finger stick sample collection, preservation and shipment to a laboratory at room temperature. The company has been recognized with many awards for innovation including the SXSW Accelerator, Astia Venture and the Kauffman Foundation’s Get In The Ring competitions and 2015 White House Demo Days.