Skin microsampling technology
Developed by Professor Tarl Prow, the Director of the Skin Research Centre, microsampling technology offers a range of benefits that enhance patient experience and healthcare outcomes.
It is a minimally invasive procedure, causing less discomfort and pain compared to traditional biopsy methods. The technology is convenient and flexible, allowing skin biopsies to be performed either at home or in a clinic, which is particularly beneficial for patients with travel difficulties or those living in remote areas.
The procedure is quick, simple, and doesn't require any special preparation, reducing patient anxiety and stress.
Safety is also a key feature, as the device is designed to collect only a small skin tissue sample, thus minimizing the risk of infection or complications.
Furthermore, this technology is cost-effective, potentially reducing healthcare and research costs by enabling at-home collection and reducing the need for clinic visits.
The technology also facilitates personalised medicine by enabling easy and regular collection of skin tissue samples, which can be particularly beneficial in managing chronic skin conditions and advancing dermatological research.