NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Phenomenex said this week that it is spinning off a new biological samples company, Neoteryx, focused on providing microsampling products that enable simpler, less invasive, and cost-effective methods of collecting and testing biological samples.
The new firm's main technology is its Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS) technology. According to the company, the first product based on this technology – the Mitra Microsample Device – can collect 10 µL of fluid in seconds without volumetric blood hematocrit bias.
The company is aiming the product at areas including pharmaceutical development, personalized medicine, clinical research, and clinical diagnostics.
It will compete with a similar device launched this year by Novilytic Laboratories. That company's device, its Noviplex Cards, similarly serves as an alternative to traditional blood draws, processing finger stick blood samples and take it through sample prep and hematocrit standardization on the card.