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Sharing Multiplex Solutions at xMAP® Connect 2016

April 25th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Learn about the diverse applications of xMAP Technology and spark inspiration for your next experiment Most conferences focus on research advances and the development of therapies for specific diseases. xMAP® Connect is different. Whether you’re a multiplexing expert eager to share your work or just getting started – xMAP Connect is the premier event for

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Zika Virus Update: New Study Findings, Local Case Reports

April 20th, 2017 / Christine Valle

New white paper available The mainstream news has certainly reduced its coverage of the Zika viral epidemic, but there’s still plenty happening that our community should be aware of. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published results of a new study showing that Zika virus can replicate in placentas and in the

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ECCMID Awaits: Vienna Hosts Infectious Disease Conference

April 19th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Microbiology on the Danube The Luminex team is looking forward to the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), which will be held April 22-25 in the beautiful city of Vienna. The conference will take place at Reed Messe Wien convention center—right next to the city’s iconic Prater (we can’t wait to catch

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Need Help Resolving an Issue?

April 18th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Anke Hoefnagels is here to help Anke Hoefnagels is a Field Applications Specialist based in Europe. She loves assay optimization and assisting customers with resolving their problems. Anke shares a few tips we hope you find helpful. Tip #1: Are you getting an error in xPONENT®? If you have an error, check the log file

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The Faces of Luminex: Debra Vail,
Customer Service

April 14th, 2017 / Christine Valle

We’re getting to know the people who comprise the Luminex family. Today, we catch up with Debra Vail, Director of Customer Service, who joined the company in 2001. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and we learned that she has one lucky dog. Q: What are

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Prime Diagnostics: Custom Agricultural Assay Solutions

April 11th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Enabling plant pathogen detection to boost the global food supply Jan Bergervoet wants to maximize the global food supply. Not only has he developed numerous assays for the detection of plant pathogens, but Bergervoet has also pioneered statistical methods to set mathematically derived thresholds of sample positivity. Bergervoet has been a member of the Plant

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World Health Day Spotlights Depression

April 7th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Molecular biomarker-based testing could improve early detection and diagnosis Every year on April 7 the World Health Organization (WHO) holds World Health Day to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of WHO and to bring attention to a specific global health issue. This year the topic is depression, a common mental health disorder that affects

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Bitten by the Tropical Medicine Bug

April 4th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Developing multiplex assays and surveillance systems for neglected tropical diseases In 1995, Satoshi Kaneko was a practicing surgeon in Tokyo until he was invited by a colleague to join the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Guatemala to support a Chagas disease project. While he was not bitten by the kissing bug that transmits Chagas, he

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The Faces of Luminex: Tadd Lazarus, Chief Medical Officer

March 30th, 2017 / Christine Valle

As we continue our blog series introducing readers to the employees who make Luminex a cool place to work, today we get to know Dr. Tadd Lazarus, who joined the team last October as our Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and spent

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Meet the Luminex Team at AACR

March 29th, 2017 / Christine Valle

Multiplexing molecular assays for cancer research The Luminex team is gearing up for next week’s annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. This year, AACR will take place April 1-5 in Washington, DC, where thousands of scientists will gather to hear about the latest oncology discoveries and advances. Many of the sessions look

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