The Faces of Luminex: Carrie Prehoda, Accounting

February 15th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

Keeping the financial statements for any company is a critical job, but especially so for a publicly traded firm like Luminex that has to report its finances to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We trust our data to Carrie Prehoda, Manager of Accounting and Stock Plan Administration, who joined the company in 2016. She’s

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Adopting DigiWest®: How a Multiplex Immunoassay Is Making a Difference in Precision Oncology

February 4th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

Test replaced LDT, offering better ease of use and more comprehensive targets At CPO (Cellular Phenomics & Oncology), a Berlin-based company specializing in cellular phenomics and oncology, scientists are making significant progress in precision oncology by combining patient-derived, three-dimensional cell culture models with Luminex-based DigiWest® technology. The resulting data from this approach can inform the

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The Faces of Luminex: John Fox, Field Service

February 1st, 2019 / Christine Valle

When a Luminex instrument has a glitch, customers know that a whole team of talented field service specialists are ready to hit the trenches and fix the problem. John Fox, Field Service Supervisor, oversees much of that work from his home base in Madison, Wisconsin. He joined the company in 2012 after spending several years

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The Faces of Luminex: Silvia Macwan, Quality Control

January 25th, 2019 / Christine Valle

It takes a special level of attention to detail to thrive in the challenging but much-needed field of quality control. That talent is exemplified by Silvia Macwan, Lead Reagent Quality Control Associate, who has been with us since 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Sardar Patel University in India and her post-secondary

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At NHS Lothian, High-Throughput NxTAG® RPP Streamlines Respiratory Testing

January 15th, 2019 / Christine Valle

Test replaced LDT, offering better ease of use and more comprehensive targets At the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Clinical Virology Department, respiratory testing can be a full-time task. As part of the NHS Lothian Laboratory Medicine, the group covers all aspects of viral testing for Edinburgh and surrounding areas, and also serves as a referral

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The Faces of Luminex: Shubhagata Das, Scientific Affairs

January 11th, 2019 / Christine Valle

There’s a tremendous amount of high-quality science that goes into developing new Luminex platforms and assays. To help us navigate best practices, we rely on Scientific Affairs Manager Shubhagata Das, who joined Luminex in 2014. The Calcutta native has earned two master’s degrees in biotechnology, including one with a certification in business. Q: What are

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At Excelsior Diagnostics, Rapid Molecular Testing Leads to Better Patient Care

January 8th, 2019 / Christine Valle

Next-day turnaround allows physicians to prescribe optimal treatment from the start Excelsior Diagnostics is all about rapid results. “We are actually saving lives by having such a fast turnaround time,” says Jack Herskowitz, Vice President of Operations at the laboratory. The company chose Luminex products — both xTAG® and NxTAG® technology and the ARIES® System

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The Faces of Luminex: Renee Whitley, Sales Operations

December 28th, 2018 / Christine Valle

When someone at Luminex needs to know detailed information about sales revenue, there’s one person who can always help. Renee Whitley, Manager, Sales Operations Analytics, has been with the company since 2006 and knows all the ins and outs of the accounting and finance departments. She has two bachelor’s degrees: one from Louisiana State University

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German Hospital Relies on the VERIGENE® System for Rapid Bloodstream Infection Testing

December 20th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Assay works directly with blood culture bottles in a streamlined workflow At Jena University Hospital, microbiologists are using rapid molecular blood culture tests with the VERIGENE® System to improve care for patients with bloodstream infections. Dr. Jürgen Rödel, associate professor of microbiology and head of bacteriology at the 1,500-bed teaching hospital, has spent more than

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Magnetic Avidin-Coupled Beads Can Streamline Your Multiplex Workflow

December 19th, 2018 / Jennifer Etheredge

Performance comparison shows equivalent results to non-magnetic beads, with minimal variability If you use the FLEXMAP 3D® System, the Luminex® 200™ System, or the MAGPIX® System, you probably already know that we have been introducing magnetic versions of beads for those systems. Magnetic microspheres offer a big advantage by eliminating the need for a filter

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