FTD™ is an innovative concept for extraction of Dried Blood Spots without punching discs out of the DBS filter card. FTD™ enables automation of the entire workflow for Dried Blood Spot (DBS) analysis by LC-MS/MS. Without any manual intervention! A uniquely designed high pressure clamp connects solvent lines to the center of the spot allowing desorption of the sample from the clamped spot area directly into a (SPE)/LC/MS/MS system.
A DBS autosampler is currently under development. Together with a number of partners we are also exploring the potential and further instrumental requirements of the FTD™ concept.