Streck announces that the newest addition to its trusted blood collection tube portfolio, RNA Complete BCTTM, is now commercially available. The new blood collection tube maintains draw time cell-free RNA concentration while limiting the release of extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes, from blood cells. RNA Complete BCT maintains these important analytical targets for up to seven days when stored at room temperature, allowing convenient sample collection, transport, and storage.
"Streck is excited to bring this innovative product to the market," said Product Manager Joel Lechner. "The advantages offered by RNA Complete BCT over other more conventional draw tubes include minimizing the pre-analytical variables that can plague projects, which lets our customers focus on their research instead of worrying about critical samples.
"Advancement in the field has meant that as assays get more sensitive, researchers need to look at tens, hundreds, or thousands of RNA targets at once," Lechner said. "This tube provides the stability needed to do assays such as next-generation sequencing. Extracellular vesicles are also an area of growing importance in terms of liquid biopsy and circulating nucleic acids."
RNA Complete BCT is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.