New technology enables people to take own blood samples at home—2 October 2015
ASTech, the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies has developed a world-first device called the hemaPEN™ that allows people to collect an uncontaminated and precise volume of their own blood for testing at home. Eliminating the need to visit a medical clinic. The $5.2 million programme supported by the ARC, University of Tasmania (UTAS) and Trajan has huge potential to benefit a range of disease screening including diabetes, therapeutic drug monitoring and medical research. ASTech Training Centre Director Professor Emily Hilder said the development of this first prototype was the first of many innovations to come.

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Image: Professor Michael Breadmore (left) and Dr Florian Lapierre with the world-first hemaPEN prototypeImage courtesy: ASTech—ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies.
Image courtesy: University of Tasmania.

Original Published Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015