Webinar: Protein Conformational Analysis Goes High-Throughput with xMAP Technology

October 16th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

Technique provides critical data for development of monoclonal antibodies and biosimilars At a 2018 xMAP® Connect user group meeting, Xing Wang, President of Array Bridge, spoke about how his team is using xMAP Technology to streamline the development of new biologics and biosimilars for pharma/biotech scientists. The 30-minute presentation focuses on protein conformational analysis (PCA),

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METHODS Special Issue: A Universal Protocol for Attaching Any Peptide to Dyed Magnetic Beads

October 14th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

A new technique eliminates the use of monoclonal antibodies and is robust enough for field use Monoclonal antibodies may soon become a thing of the past. While their high selectivity and affinity for their targets once made them the “gold standard” for detection applications, the time it takes to generate one and the variability in

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The Faces of Luminex: Jackie Surls, Assay Development

October 11th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

When Luminex decided to start a custom assay development service, we knew who would be a natural fit—Jackie Surls, a scientist with a gift for building assays. As a Development and Applications Scientist, Jackie works with a team of talented researchers to design customer-requested xMAP® Technology assays, and provides guidance to customers who need feedback

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Now Available: Custom Assay Services from Luminex

October 10th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

From full development to providing guidance, we can help you get to a functional assay—faster. The Luminex team is pleased to announce the launch of our custom development service, LuminexPLORE Lab, for assays based on xMAP® Technology. For more than 20 years, we have collaborated with customers and partners around the world in designing and

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METHODS Special Issue: Modifying the Luminex Workflow for Hazardous Pathogen Research

October 9th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

New protocol allows scientists to create assays in containment labs and perform analysis elsewhere Scientists in the UK have developed a new protocol that utilizes Luminex multiplex assays even in specialized laboratories where space for instruments is limited. A recent hazardous pathogen study has broad implications for any research team, especially those facing space limitations.

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Patient Perspective: How Precision Oncology Makes a Difference

October 3rd, 2019 / Hilary Graham

Interview shows why clinical routine and advanced science need to work together It’s not often we get to hear the patient perspective, which makes this recent Mendelspod interview featuring a researcher and the husband of the cancer patient he’s helping particularly compelling. The 30-minute podcast features Christian Regenbrecht, CEO of Berlin-based Cellular Phenomics and Oncology

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Webinar: ‘The Devil Is in the Diluents’

October 2nd, 2019 / Hilary Graham

How to manage interference in immunoassays with careful design choices Interference is a non-trivial concern when designing multiplex immunoassays, but it can be managed with careful attention to potential problems. That’s the gist of a brief video presentation from Richard Fuerstenberg, senior commercial application scientist at R&D Systems. The presentation begins with a look at

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Five-Minute Master Class: Design Practices for xMAP® Assays

September 18th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

Bio-Rad expert shares SMARTS design principles for optimizing multiplex immunoassays Ever wondered how the pros handle design for xMAP® Technology assays? This five-minute video presentation from Bio-Rad’s Amy Hendricksen offers a fast, fun look at the core design principles that are important to any multiplex immunoassay. Bio-Rad was the first Luminex partner and has been

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In a Debate About Mitosis, New Study Links Process to Cell Size

September 16th, 2019 / Sherree Friend

Amnis® ImageStream®X Mk II imaging flow cytometry helps answer a longstanding question about what triggers cell mitosis It has been more than 140 years since the discovery of the mitosis process, but until now, scientists were hard-pressed to explain what triggers cell division. The most common hypotheses have speculated that cells divide when they reach

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The Faces of Luminex: Andrea Rankine-Valcourt, Human Resources

September 13th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

It takes a special kind of person to succeed at overseeing all of the human resources aspects that go into running Luminex’s Toronto office. Fortunately, that’s exactly who Andrea Rankine-Valcourt is. As Senior Manager of Human Resources, she performs a broad range of duties. She joined the company in 2014, and holds a bachelor’s degree

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