An Adaptive Pilot Study to Assess Usability of Blood Collection Device in the Home Environment

boston microfluidics, usability of home collection device

The NeoTainer is a blood collection, storage and transportation device intended to be used both in a healthcare setting by a trained healthcare worker and in a home or other non-healthcare settings. The NeoTainer eliminates the need for a patient to visit a phlebotomy lab and eliminates the cost associated with a phlebotomy drawn vacutainer sample. The device in development allows patients to self-collect a sample using a finger-stick of blood drawn at their convenience in the privacy of their own home. The device also permits testing to be done at different times of day as well as fasting and non-fasting without the burden of visiting a doctor’s office or blood laboratory. It is expected that this product will have a dramatic impact on a primary care physician’s ability to better manage patients who that are non-compliant with required sample collections. Major lab companies have massive back end testing capacity and already produce high quality test results using a few drops of blood, yet they are underutilized. The NeoTainer will drive the expansion of blood testing into underserved and unserved markets. The current study has been designed to evaluate different proposed prototypes of the investigational NeoTainer device and lancets, both commercial and investigational, for usability and performance.

Your Impact

At home blood collection has the potential to decentralize health care and empower individuals to be in control of their healthcare by testing when and where they want. Feedback from users will drive changes to advance this technology, making it an easy to use device.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

18 to 80 years old


live in us

access to laptop with video camera

high speed internet

willing to participate in video phone call

Study Tasks

blood collection
video confrence call
interview with study personal


This study has been approved by the New England IRB (IRB00000755 )


home blood collection
medical device

Activity and Time


Observational Study, Online, Interview


15 minute(s) - 90 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

This study is intended to evaluate the usability of an at home blood collection device. Study participants will have a kit sent to their home, participate in a video call with study personal while using the device, and complete an interview and questionnaire on their experience using the device. Devices will be returned to the study facility and users will be compensated $50 for their participation and feedback.



Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in United States, North America to join this study

Posting date: Jun 11, 2020

Earn $50