NEW YORK, April 18 – PreAnalytix, a joint venture between Qiagen and Becton, Dickinson, has launched the PaxGene Blood RNA system, a blood collection device that automatically stabilizes and purifies RNA, the companies said Wednesday. 

The system is available immediately and will be priced at $12 for a one-time-use kit for 2.5 ml of blood, said Helge Bastian, vice president of PreAnalytix and Qiagen’s Molecular Diagnostic Division. 

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