Additionally, a drying agent in the container prevents accumulation of humidity, thereby ensuring the safe storage of samples at room temperature or in the freezer. The storage of DBS-cards without oxygen and humidity enables to prevent any form of sample deterioration over a longer time period.
Furthermore, the container is equipped with a proof of originality. The container can only be opened by breaking the proof of originality, thereby making any tampering attempt visible immediately.
Thus, this novel container enables the reliable analysis of DBS-cards.
On behalf of the German Sport University Cologne, PROvendis offers access to rights for commercial use as well as the opportunity for further co-development.
A prototype and experimental data are available. In case of interest we are pleased to inform you about the current patent status.