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The Faces of Luminex: Don Chandler, Chemistry R&D

July 14th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Don Chandler has been with Luminex almost since the start, joining in the early days when we were developing a new bead-based multiplexing technology. Now Senior Director of Chemistry R&D, he earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. In our chat with him,

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Gearing Up for AACC 2017

July 13th, 2017 / Christine Valle

We hope to see you there! Don’t be fooled by its name: the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry is a major event for the molecular diagnostics field, and we are eager to be a part of this meeting in 2017. The 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will

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Help Save a Baby by Spreading the Word About GBS

July 6th, 2017 / Christine Valle

July is International GBS Awareness Month Many people never hear about Group B Streptococcus (GBS) before having children — and sometimes not even then. But this is actually a serious public health threat. The CDC states that in the U.S., GBS is the primary cause of sepsis and meningitis in infants during the first week

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The Faces of Luminex: Mauricio Agueros, Field Services

June 23rd, 2017 / Christine Valle

When field service engineers need something unexpected, their go-to guy is Mauricio Agueros, Field Service Support Specialist. The Austin native joined Luminex in March 2014 and has been finding ways to streamline field services ever since. Q: What are your responsibilities at Luminex? A: I provide support for our field service engineers. That can entail

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In Indiana, Riverview Health Improves Patient Outcomes with the VERIGENE® System

June 22nd, 2017 / Christine Valle

Flexibility and targeted approach reduced costs and time to results At the recent South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) meeting, Ronald Reitenour, MT(ASCP), Area Coordinator Microbiology from Riverview Health in Noblesville, Indiana, presented results from his team’s experience with the VERIGENE® System and the impact the entire VERIGENE® infectious disease portfolio has made on

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The Faces of Luminex: Kristie Brok, Human Resources

June 9th, 2017 / Christine Valle

It takes a village to keep Luminex running smoothly — something that may be known best to our human resource experts. We chatted with Kristie Brok, Luminex’s HR Manager for Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa, to find out how she works with employees from many different cultures and countries. Q: What’s involved in

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What’s in a Single Microliter of Mouse Tears?

June 6th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Cytokine levels of IL-10, IL-12, IFNγ, TNF-α, and TGF-β Quite a bit of information can be extracted from a small volume of sample. Researchers affiliated with the Inflammation Research Program at Allergan, Inc., pioneered a method for evaluating cytokine levels in mouse tears. The Method in Brief Allergan scientists first described their method in a

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The Faces of Luminex: Sherry Dunbar, Scientific Affairs

May 26th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Today we’re getting to know Sherry Dunbar, Senior Director of Global Scientific Affairs for Luminex. She’s been with the company since 1999 and has played a role in many of the assays developed internally or by partners in the field. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Alabama, and her bachelor’s from the

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Partner Product Offerings: Bio-Rad | Millipore Sigma | Affymetrix | R&D Systems

May 23rd, 2017 / Hilary Graham

There are currently more than 60 Luminex Licensed Technologies Partners worldwide that provide kits, assay development, and testing services for the research and diagnostic markets. While you can find more than 1,400 commercially available multiplex immunoassays in the xMAP® Kit Finder, below is a selection of the newest products and services. Bio-Rad Millipore Sigma Affymetrix

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The Faces of Luminex: Ginger Gillen, Global Support

May 12th, 2017 / Christine Valle

In this blog series, we’re meeting with people who make up the Luminex family. Today we chat with Ginger Gillen, Senior Director, Global Support Services, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and pathobiology, respectively, at Kansas State University. She’s been with the company since 2000, and we learned that she’s always up

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