Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC
GLOBETECH MEDIA

Dedicated Blood DNA Collection Tube Receives European Marketing Approval

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 13 Feb 2014
Image: The PAXgene Blood DNA Tube (Photo courtesy of PreAnalytiX GmbH).
Image: The PAXgene Blood DNA Tube (Photo courtesy of PreAnalytiX GmbH).
A new collection tube for routine clinical use that was designed to preserve DNA in blood samples was recently certified for use as a diagnostic product in Europe.

The PreAnalytiX GmbH (Feldbachstrasse, Switzerland) PAXgene Blood DNA Tube provides a means for the collection of whole blood for the isolation of genomic DNA in a closed, evacuated system. Blood is collected under a standard phlebotomy protocol into an evacuated tube that contains potassium-EDTA additive. Complete isolation of DNA is carried out using manual or automated methods such as salting out precipitation, magnetic beads, or silica membrane-based technologies.

The 2.5 milliliter PAXgene Blood DNA Tube stabilizes genomic DNA with validated time and temperature parameters. The tube incorporates workflow efficiency features including a two-dimensional bar code on the label and a tube closure that clearly identifies this unique DNA collection tube.

The PAXgene tube, which recently received the European Union's CE marking IVD certification for sale in Europe was developed as part of a joint venture between Becton Dickinson and Company ((Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA) and QIAGEN (Venlo, The Netherlands).

“The validated performance data we provide to clinical scientists for the PAXgene Blood DNA Tube should reduce the chances of preanalytical error, ensuring the best quality sample for accurate IVD test performance and for blood DNA storage related to the identification of new biomarkers of disease or drug actions,” said Frank Augello, general manager of PreAnalytiX GmbH.

Related Links:

PreAnalytiX GmbH
Becton Dickinson and Company
QIAGEN



WATERS CORPORATION

Channels

Genomics/Proteomics

view channel
Image: Exosomes loaded with catalase (shown in red) efficiently interact with neurons (shown in black) to protect them from the effects of Parkinson\'s disease (Photo courtesy of Dr. Elena Batrakova, University of North Carolina).

Exome Delivery of the Anti-Oxidant Catalase Reduces Parkinson's Disease Symptoms in Mouse Model

The exosome delivery of the antioxidant enzyme catalase was shown to dramatically reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model. Exosomes are cell-derived vesicles that are present in... Read more

Drug Discovery

view channel
Image: Star-like glial cells in red surround alpha-beta plaques in the cortex of a mouse with a model of Alzheimer\'s disease (Photo courtesy of Strittmatter laboratory/Yale University).

Experimental Cancer Drug Reverses Symptoms in Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

An experimental, but clinically disappointing drug for treatment of cancer has been found to be extremely effective in reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a mouse model.... Read more

Lab Technologies

view channel
Image: The gene assembly robot, the GeneTheatre (Photo courtesy of Analytik Jena AG).

Genomic Research Laboratories Await New Compact Liquid Handling System

A small footprint benchtop liquid handler that automates multiple gene assembly tasks and associated procedures such as PCR setup is now available for use by biotech and genomic research laboratories.... Read more

Business

view channel

NanoString and MD Anderson Collaborate on Development of Novel Multi-Omic Expression Profiling Assays for Cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA) and NanoString Technologies, Inc. (Seattle, WA, USA) will partner on development of a revolutionary new type of assay—simultaneously profiling gene and protein expression, initially aiming to discover and validate biomarker signatures for immuno-oncology... Read more
 

Events

27 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
02 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015
15 Jun 2015 - 18 Jun 2015
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.