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Nuevo contenedor para almacenamiento y transporte de tarjetas de sangre seca

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TODE20150519004
Publicado:
19/06/2015
Caducidad:
18/06/2016
Resumen:
Una universidad alemana ha desarrollado nuevos contenedores para almacenar y transportar tarjetas de sangre seca empleadas en el análisis de muestras de sangre de deportistas. En comparación con las bolsas de plástico convencionales, este nuevo contenedor evita que las tarjetas sean susceptibles al crecimiento microbiano y deterioro de las muestras, ayudando así a realizar análisis más fiables. Se buscan licenciatarios de los sectores de asistencia sanitaria, muestras de sangre y gestión de eventos deportivos interesados en implementar y lanzar al mercado los nuevos contenedores.

Details

Tittle:
Novel storage and transport container for dried blood spot cards
Summary:
A German university developed new containers to store and ship dried blood spot cards, as are used for analysing athlete's blood samples. Compared to conventional plastic bag packaging, the new container makes the cards less susceptible to microbial growth and sample deterioration. It thus helps to provide more reliable analyses. Licensees from healthcare, blood-testing and sports event management are sought.
Description:
Dried blood spot (DBS) testing is a form of biosampling where blood samples are blotted and dried on filter paper. These DBS-cards can easily be shipped to an analytical laboratory and can be analysed regarding the existence of drugs or other analytes in the blood using various methods. Thus, DBS-cards are commonly used for analysing blood samples of athletes.

However, due to the lack of an adequate storage and shipping container, DBS-cards are stored and shipped under atmospheric conditions in plastic bags. This procedure may lead to deterioration of the samples, due to microbial growth, decomposition of proteins and particularly of the drugs on which the blood is to be tested.

A German university provides a novel container that renders possible the secure and stable storage of DBS-cards. The device comprises an air-tight box that can be used to store DBS-cards under vacuum or an inert gas such as nitrogen. A drying agent in the container prevents accumulation of humidity, thereby ensuring the safe storage of samples at room temperature or in the freezer. The storage of DBS-cards without oxygen and humidity enables to prevent any form of sample deterioration over a longer time period.

Furthermore, the container is equipped with a proof of originality. The container can only be opened by breaking the proof of originality, thereby making any tampering attempt visible immediately.

Thus, this novel container enables the reliable analysis of DBS-cards.

Licensees involved in blood tests are sought to implement and introduce the new containers.
Advantages and Innovations:
· prevents sample deterioration that may occur with conventional plastic bag packaging
· enables the reliable analysis of blood samples
· proof of originality ensures the detection of any manipulation attempt
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
PCT applied for

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Licensees are sought to implement and introduce the new container. Partners may be organisations involved in healthcare, blood sample analysis, monitoring of athletes, sports event management, drug testing.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
08002001 Métodos de análisis y detección
09001002 Métodos e instalaciones de ensayo / análisis
06001015 Productos farmacéuticos / medicamentos