About


After several years of developing mass spectrometry protocols for novel microsampling matrices such as dried-blood-spots and volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS), we realized that even though there are extremely sensitive high-throughput instruments capable of working with minuscule amounts of sample, the major bottleneck in research is actually the process of obtaining the samples. Participant recruitment and study organization is outdated and does not make use of modern internet and analytical tools. We decided to change this and in 2018 founded Interestingsamples – company set to make clinical trials faster, more affordable and attractive for participants. We are 3 young, motivated professionals advised by a series of university professors and key opinion leaders from the blood microsampling community.

Team members

David

David Durco

David is a programmer with comprehensive experience in design of bank systems and his responsibilities at Interestingsamples are front-end development as well as design and user experience.

Maros

Maros Mastrak

Maros is a molecular biologist with experience in development of mass spectrometry protocols for dried blood spots and at Interestingsamples he is responsible for process development and communication.

Peter

Peter Pisarcik

Peter is a back-end programmer with work experience in development of resource planning systems. At Interestingsamples Peter maintains server/database and he is responsible for data security.

Maria

Maria Brdeckova

Maria is an architect and graphics designer with 5 years of work experience. All graphics featured on the website and beyond are being designed by Maria.

Helena

Helena Garcia Ferran

Helena is a UX/UI designer with a career path in graphic design. Her responsibilities include UX/UI design and brand identity.

Advisory board

Benjamin

Benjamin Kromayer

Clinical trial insurance expert with 10+ years work experience and hundreds of insured studies across the world. Entrepreneur focusing on sustainable, eco-friendly and fair import of local South American food.

Herbert

Herbert Oberacher

Associate professor of forensic bioanalysis at Medical University Innsbruck, scientific head of the Core Facility Metabolomics with 15+ years experience in development of bioanalytical methods for blood microsampling.

Ioana

Ioana Stupariu

Ioana has 10+ years of experience in international business development, having implemented privacy standards at medical institutions and healthtech companies.

Latest news


PRIMER pre-accelerator

We won jury prize for the best presentation in PRIMER pre-accelerator program organized by Civitta Slovakia and EIT InnoEnergy. It is a small victory, but yet another valuable validation of our concept by several central european investors. Many thanks to the organizers of this information-rich program and to our blood microsampling partner Neoteryx.

PRIMER pre-accelerator - Image

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Healthcare Lab

We were selected to HealthCareLab - ambitious CEE startup accelerator powered by Roche. We are among 6 startups chosen from 34 applicants.

Healthcare Lab - Image

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Startup and Innovation Day 2019 Budapest

After winning the Slovak round of Startup Campus V4 Roadshow start-up event, we were selected to participate in the regional Get in the Ring contest in Budapest. Here, seven other aspiring companies from the Visegrad countries pitched their ideas in front of hundreds of investors at a glamorous start-up event held in the Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts. We had the opportunity to pitch our idea in front of Dr. Vereckei Péter - CEO of Pfizer Hungary and sponsor of the event. Although we did not win this time, our idea found an audience and we were able to start conversations with several investors and made numerous contacts. Many thanks to the organizers of Regional Startup and Innovation Day 2019 - Hiventures, Startup Campus and Rocket Shepherd.

Pitching in front of the pfizer in Budapest.

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Startup Campus V4 Roadshow

We won the Slovakian final in Bratislava in a thrilling competition of the best local MedTech startups - Startup Campus V4 Roadshow. Many thanks to Civitta Slovakia and Startup Campus for our nomination and also thanks to all jury members - Pavol Cekan (CEO at MultiplexDX International), Eva Šimeková (CEO at Civitta Slovakia) and Tamás Tossenberger (Head of Communications and International Programmes at Startup Campus) for showing interest in our startup.

Startup Campus V4 Roadshow winners

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