NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With their potential to enable easier patient sampling and significantly lower assay costs, dried blood spots are an area of growing interest among clinical proteomic researchers and companies.

Some recent studies indicate, however, that technical hurdles still stand in the way of clinical implementation of this sample collection technique.

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