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Luminex Employees Build, Donate Bikes to Local Children in Need

February 16th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Team-building event brought out the kid in us, too This month, our marketing, sales, and customer operations teams participated in a great exercise that not only brought them together, but also benefited underprivileged kids right here in the Austin area. The team-building program culminated in building children’s bikes, which were then donated to the Boys

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Celebrating Women in Science on February 11th (and Every Day)

February 10th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Women@Luminex mentorship program open to all In 2015, the United Nations adopted a resolution declaring each February 11th the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The resolution urged organizations, academia, and individuals to take part in education and awareness campaigns to address the disparities between men and women in science. While the gender

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It’s International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month!

February 2nd, 2017 / Christine Valle

Supporting newborn health through more effective maternal testing While February may be better known for Valentine’s Day and President’s Day sales, it is also observed by the CDC and other healthcare organizations as International Prenatal Infection Prevention month. Raising awareness of prenatal infections is important first and foremost because they are much more prevalent than

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The Faces of Luminex: Michael Hill, Sales Management

January 27th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Today we get to know Michael Hill, senior director of sales for the Americas. He came to Luminex through the acquisition of EraGen Biosciences, where he managed the diagnostics business. He earned his bachelor’s in science from John Carroll University in his home state of Ohio. Q: What do you do at Luminex? A: I

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Detected in U.S.: Superbug Resistant to All FDA-Approved Drugs

January 26th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Highlights need for faster testing, new therapeutics, and better use of antibiotics Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that a woman in Nevada died from a bacterial strain that was resistant to all FDA-approved antibiotics. The woman had been traveling in India, where she was hospitalized for a bone

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The Faces of Luminex: Traci Beeby, Diagnostics Business

January 13th, 2017 / Christine Valle

This blog series is introducing readers to the great people who make up the Luminex family. In this Q&A, we get to know Traci Beeby, Diagnostics Business Manager for the western region of the United States. Based in the San Francisco area, she joined Luminex in 2015 after spending more than 20 years at Abbott

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The Year Ahead: What to Expect in 2017

January 12th, 2017 / Christine Valle

New funding, FDA clearances, and more As we consider what 2017 has in store for the biomedical community, we’re pleased to kick off the year with the recent FDA clearance of our ARIES® GBS Assay for Streptococcus agalactiae (more commonly known as Group B Streptococcus). By most estimates, between 12 percent and 27 percent of pregnant

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We Wish You Happy, Healthy Holidays!

December 15th, 2016 / Christine Valle

Some tips for staying safe this holiday season Here at Luminex, we’re winding down for the holiday season. While it’s always stressful to get everything done before heading out for a nice vacation, this is such a beautiful time of year. We’ve already got visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads! In that spirit, we’d

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AMP 2016: Results from Verigene RP Flex Test and the ARIES System

December 8th, 2016 / Christine Valle

Users share data at Luminex workshop We had a great time at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2016 Annual Meeting in November, and wanted to thank all of the attendees who came to our workshop to learn more about the sample to answer tools and flexible assays we offer. If you missed the event,

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Erasmus MC Publication Reports Evaluation of ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay

December 1st, 2016 / Christine Valle

Publication demonstrates effectiveness and ease of use for routine testing Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has a world-class virology department that serves as a consultation center for the World Health Organization, among many other prestigious affiliations. We are delighted to see that scientists from the Department of Viroscience at Erasmus MC recently published

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