What is Patient Centric Sampling?
Patient centric sampling is an approach for obtaining high quality blood samples from humans at any time and in any location for the determination of circulating concentrations of molecules of interest or the examination of cell types and quantities. These concentrations are routinely used to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and for a number of other applications, including development of new drugs, drug testing in sport, determination of nutritional status, etc.
The aim of patient centric sampling approach is to minimize the impact on the person from which the sample is being collected and, in many cases, increase access by a patient to their own health status information. In some cases, it may be possible for the person to collect the sample themselves, or with the help of a care giver. Technologies involved in the patient centric sampling approach may enable the blood sample to be collected in a setting that is more convenient for the person, such as their home, or a local pharmacy. It differs from traditional venous blood sampling in that samples are obtained from regions of the body such as the finger, the upper arm, or lower back rendering the blood collection less painful.
The Physician-led healthcare segment is defined by healthcare professionals who are medically trained and certified to provide health services to individuals. They are currently using traditional blood collection techniques that are bound by multiple user requirements and layers of inconvenience...
Consumer-led healthcare segment is defined by customers who want to understand their state of general good health and wellness. With the growing market in personalized wellness, more companies are offering home wellness tests directly to consumers to evaluate their state of health.
Novel Pharmaceutical Development
Novel pharmaceutical development is defined as the process performed to develop novel medicines. This activity is carried out by pharmaceutical companies, academics and government agencies and involves clinical trials in healthy volunteers and patients to test the efficacy and safety of new medicines.
Governing and Monitoring Bodies
Public and private agencies share a role in protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of health-related products, technologies and services. These may include international, national and government entities with legal powers or best practice...