University of Wisconsin develops device that draws blood with nearly zero pain

A company with ties to University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a home health device to more easily and less painfully draw blood samples.

Tasso Inc.'s new product is approximately the size of a ping pong ball that utilizes a small vacuum to draw a small sample of blood to flow into an attached tube. The device is reportedly nearly pain-free.

Individuals can perceivably draw blood samples at home and then send them to labs for testing.

Tasso recently received $3 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue its project.

Tasso hopes to bring the device to market in 2016.

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