frequently asked questions
What does TAP® stand for?
Touch Activated Phlebotomy
What is HALO™ Technology?
HALO™ Technology is the bladeless microneedle array used in TAP® devices which enables consistently high volumes of blood with minimal discomfort, providing a better, virtually painless patient experience.
How do TAP® devices work?
What is the shelf life of a TAP® device?
The shelf life of a TAP® device is 24 months from the date of manufacture.
Where are the devices manufactured?
TAP® devices are manufactured in Medford, MA, USA.
Where can I buy TAP® devices?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reach our team. Devices, unfortunately, cannot be sold to individuals.
TAP® Micro (formerly TAP® II)
What is the regulatory status of TAP® Micro?
TAP® Micro is available as investigational use only (IUO) in the US and UKCA/CE marked for use in the UK and EU.
How much blood can the TAP® Micro device collect?
The TAP® Micro device collects up to 500 µL of whole capillary blood.
TAP® Micro Select
What is the regulatory status of TAP® Micro Select?
TAP® Micro Select is FDA Class II 510(k) Cleared.
How much blood can the TAP® Micro Select device collect?
TAP® Micro Select is a blood lancet without a pre-attached tube. When a tube is attached, blood collection of up to 500 µL can be collected with a single TAP® Micro Select device.
What services does YourBio Health offer?
YourBio Health can provide customized test kits based on the customer's needs as well as end-to-end fulfillment and shipping support. Through API integrations with the customer, YourBio Health can also facilitate test kit and sample tracking as well as sample registration with the lab.
What do you mean by seamless lab integration?
Our samples can be tested at any central lab, and our integration process is open-ended enabling flexibility to use your lab of choice.
Are device only sales possible?
What services can YourBio Health offer for clinical trials?
Depending on the size of your business, we can offer a range of solutions to help enable your clinical trials, including decentralized clinical trials, tailored to your study needs. This includes providing kits with blood collection supplies, fulfillment services of test kits, and API integration to enable tracking information and sample registration with a central lab.
What logistics support is available?
YourBio Health can provide end-to-end logistics support from participants' homes to the lab to enable reliable traceability for decentralized sample collection.
Does YourBio Health have experience with central labs?
Yes, we work with several global central labs, and our integration process is open-ended enabling flexibility to use your lab of choice.
What types of clinical trials can TAP® be used for?
Exisiting customers have explored using TAP devices across a wide range of applications, non-exhaustive list of examples* include:
Clinical Chemistry Panel
Disease Progression Monitoring
Next Generation Sequencing
Cell-free DNA Screening
*Biomarker validation is the responsibility of the Sponsor, CRO, or wellness testing company. YourBio Health can assist in introducing your company to a variety of central labs should that be a requirement.
What type of samples can be collected?
TAP Micro can be provided with various standard tube types for serum, plasma, or whole capillary blood analysis.
We're interested in partnering with YourBio Health. How can we reach a member of your team?
You can reach us by contacting email@example.com.
What kind of services do you offer?
Depending on the size of your business, we can offer a full range of services, including customized kits with collection supplies, flexible return shipping, and kit registration and sample tracking to laboratory. For example, engagements can include device only sales, kit fulfillment, or integration with your lab of choice, based on your needs.
What kind of product customization can you provide?
Custom kits can be developed to meet the needs of any home collection project or point of care collection system.
What types of wellness testing can TAP® be used for?
Existing customers have explored using TAP devices for the following types of applications, non-exhaustive list of examples* include:
Aging & Longevity
*Biomarker validation is the responsibility of the CRO or wellness testing company. YourBio Health can assist in introducing your company to a variety of central labs should that be a requirement.
Are you limited in partnering with any specific industries?
YourBio Health is interested in working across all industries pre- and post-commercial launch, where TAP devices can enhance the blood collection experience for the user or the outcome of the project.
Is there a minimum order quantity?
YourBio Health would need to look at your requirements and agree on an order schedule with you depending on the complexity of the project.
Does YourBio Health support research projects?
Yes, YourBio Health are interested in engaging in projects where the application of the device is broadened as we develop our use cases.
Clinical Grade Blood Sampling
What types of clincial grade blood sampling can TAP be used for?
Existing customers have explored using TAP® devices for the following types of applications, non-exhaustive list of examples include:
Clinical Chemistry Panel
Blood Metabolic Profiling
Lipids for Hearth Health
HbA1c for Diabetes