Providing many benefits to models and developers alike, microsampling
is a trend that won't be going away any time soon.
technologies are designed to collect quantitative, volumetrically accurate specimens.
For both of these microsampling
methods, the minimum analysis areas
Tooth enamel biomineralization in extant horses: Implications for isotopic microsampling
. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 206(3-4):355-365.
Interest in microsampling
has been driven, in part, by the development of sophisticated computer software programs and methodological platforms for improved qualitative and quantitative analysis (10-13).
A new method of dentine microsampling
of deciduous teeth for stable isotope ratio analysis.
Technological improvements on mass spectrometer and microsampling
devices allow researchers to collect and analyse small amounts of sample (few micrograms of sample, containing nanograms of Sr) with no loss of precision in the isotopic determination.
(204) See Paul Harkins, Microsampling
: From Afuken's
Isotopic responses to basaltic injections into silicic magma chambers: a whole-rock and microsampling
study of macrorhythmic units in the Pleasant Bay layered gabbro-diorite complex, Maine, USA.
"Point of care" blood testing using microsampling
techniques to determine TSB may be a viable alternative .
With the advent of genomic medicine (5-7) and rapid microsampling
of tissues or fluids, (8, 9) the focus of medical practice is moving toward data analysis.