The Tasso-M20 device delivers whole dried blood samples from the patient to the lab. It can be used for PK (pharmacokinetic) monitoring in patients enrolled in clinical trials. Subjects can successfully collect volumetrically precise samples regardless of access to trial sites. The Tasso-M20 is CE marked and FDA registered.
Using a dried blood sample, we can collect the 100% of your DNA and analyze the genetic sequence in our lab.
The sequence is divided into several parts, amplified, grouped in clusters and then sequenced.
This sequencing process reveals the order of nucleotides that make up the original DNA sample.
We then compare the genome with a generic and globally recognized reference DNA sequence.
We have collected useful sets of quick instructions to make this device accessible to you.
How it works
1. Get a timer and mirror.
You’ll need them during collection.
2. Rub arm quickly and firmly just below the shoulder.
Rub until it’s very warm to help your blood flow.
3. Clean arm with alcohol pad.
4. Open device pouch by pulling apart white and clear layers.
5. Remove clear plastic cover over the red button.
6. Peel paper tab behind the red button.
Keep sample pod pointing down.
7. Stick device to shoulder.
Do not remove once it’s on.
8. Press button quickly and firmly until it can’t go any farther. Wait two seconds then let go.
9. Start a five minute timer.
Keep arm at your side and watch dots fill with a mirror. You won’t see blood right away.
10. After five minutes or earlier if blood appears at the bottom of the pod, peel off device.
11. Peel o the clear film to expose the sample pod vent.
Apply barcode label to back of pod if provided.
12. Place device in the foil return bag and seal.
Leave the moisture packs in the bag.
13. Write collection date and time on the inside flap of the box.
14. Place bag in box and seal with the strip.
15. Follow provided instructions to return your sample to the lab.
For what purposes can I use the Tasso-M20?
The Tasso-M20 can be used for non-diagnostic purposes, such as pharmacokinetic (PK) monitoring in pharmaceutical clinical trials.
What is the regulatory status of the Tasso-M20?
The Tasso-M20 has obtained CE mark certification and is registered with the FDA as a Class I product.
What kind of samples does the Tasso-M20 collect?
The Tasso-M20 collects dried samples of whole capillary blood.
How much blood does the Tasso-M20 collect?
The Tasso-M20 collects 4 samples of 17.5μL each with a coefficient of variation (CV) of <5%.
Can any lab analyze the blood samples collected by the Tasso-M20?
Tasso has preferred laboratories ready to analyze samples immediately, or can help a customer’s preferred laboratory establish processes to analyze the samples.
What analytes can be measured with the Tasso-M20?
The Tasso-M20 is designed to collect, store and transport samples for analysis related to pharmacokinetic monitoring (PK) or therapeutic drug level monitoring (TDM). Tasso-M20’s dried blood samples can collect and stabilize samples for drugs that are small molecules, proteins, antibodies or contain nucleic acids.
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