A new way to analyse blood
A new way to measure changes in blood
All blood tests are based on the measurement of quantitative changes in proteins, metabolites, or other compounds. These changes may be associated with a particular pathology. Raman spectroscopy allows the analysis of blood from an entirely different perspective. This technology detects subtle structural changes in the components of blood. This is particularly relevant in patients with neurodegenerative dementias, in whom changes in the structure of certain proteins result in their aggregation in the brain. Protein accumulation is a key characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, and results in the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain.
A single drop of dried blood plasma
A single drop of air-dried plasma is sufficient for Raman biomarker analysis. Crystallized plasma is stable at room temperature, allowing reliable sample analysis even months after blood extraction.
All at room temperature
Refrigerated transport of biological samples is expensive and complex. The Raman HT card, on which the plasma sample is deposited, can be easily mailed to the reference laboratory, without the need for refrigeration.