Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has introduced the Noviplex next-generation plasma sample collection tool. Noviplex Cards allow for rapid collection of a volumetric sample of plasma from an unmeasured amount of whole blood within minutes. The technology is suitable for use with LC-MS/MS analysis. Noviplex Cards offer advantages for laboratory and medical professionals, accelerating analysis and simplifying blood collection by eliminating the need for phlebotomy, syringes and glass collection tubes. Shimadzu partnered with Novilytic Laboratories to offer the Noviplex technology. The technology allows plasma generation from a finger0stick as opposed to tradition methods of blood collection and preparation. Plasma can be generated from specimen volumes ranging from 20 to 75 uL of whole blood. The technology offers a single-step, solid-phase method for sample preparation and analyte extraction. Noviplex accelerates processes by eliminating refrigeration, centrifugation solvent extraction and evaporation.
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