Biofluid Collection in Metabolomics by the Application of the novel Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling Technology: a mini-Review

Rev. Sep. Sci. 1(1), 34-46 (2019).

Roland J.W. Meesters

MLM Medical Labs GmbH, Dohrweg 61, 41066 Moenchengladbach, Germany.

ABSTRACT

Volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS) is a novel microsampling technology that is frequently used for the collection of biofluids for the application in a plethora of bioanalytical applications and assays. Recently, few papers have reported the successful application of VAMS in untargeted as well in targeted metabolomics. VAMS in metabolomics can become in the near future a very promising microsampling technique, but to that moment, some application-related aspects of VAMS in the metabolomics workflow still needs some in depth investigation and evaluation. In this mini-review article, the application of VAMS in metabolomics, procedures applied and first results obtained are described, evaluated and discussed.

KEYWORDS: Microsampling, Metabolomics, Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling, Blood, Mini-review.

Editor: Dr. Inas Abdallah, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sadat City, Egypt.

©2019 Meesters RJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.


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