MSW2™ Type Udck™ Microsampling Device

Microsampling Device "MSW2™" eliminates the need for weighing work Microsampling Wing™ × Microsampling Windmill™

The MSW2 series offer tools for easily fractionating a predetermined amount of plasma from a small amount of blood, for nonclinical animal experiments. Also, since the entire process, from sampling to fractionation of a predetermined amount of plasma, can be completed with devices only, so human errors are minimized.

Use case was introduced at the luncheon seminar of CPSA.
CPSA: Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis; October, 2017, USA

MSW2, Udck, Microsampling Wing and Microsampling Windmill are trademarks of Shimadzu Corporation.



Easy Plasma Fractionation

Method of use - No skill required and little human error

Skilled techniques are required to reduce human error in the collection of small volume of samples,especially plasma. MSW2 enables to collect exact amount 5.6 µL of plasma or serum sample regardless of the skill level of operator.

Method of use

Workflow Comparison

Workflow comparison - capillary vs MSW2

Sample accuracy 5.6 µL

No Weighing Necessary

High accuracy measured with a spectrophotometer

To compare the accuracy of MSW2 and pipette, the CV value was calculated from the results obtained by repeatedly measuring the absorbance of 5.6 µL of plasma spiked with the compound using a spectrophotometer. The results show that the accuracy with MSW2 is higher than with the pipette. MSW2 enables to collect small amount of sample without weighing.

Easier to handle

High Level of Safety

Easier to handle than glass capillaries due to the application of resin material


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Introduction of SHIMADZU MSW2 Video

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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