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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers in Germany have found that Norgen Biotek's blood storage tubes performed the best among four companies' tubes for minimal cell-free microRNA hemolysis and cell-free (cf-DNA) extraction.

According to the group, led by researchers from the University Hospital of Heidelberg, which published their results last week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, BSTs from Streck performed the worst because of its high rate of hemolysis induction.

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