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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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ARIES® System Provides Excellent Sensitivity and Specificity for HSV 1&2 Testing

May 11th, 2017 / Anjana Bhattacharya, Ph. D.

Mayo Clinic study compares ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay with Roche and Hologic assays/platforms A new publication from scientists at the Mayo Clinic reports results of the first comparison of three automated molecular diagnostic platforms for detecting and differentiating herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. We were pleased to see that the ARIES® System was

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Use Less Sample in Your Immunoassays

May 2nd, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Generate more discoveries How do you know that you are getting the most insights from your investment of sample, time, and reagents? If you are currently using a low throughput method, such as Western blot, ELISA, or real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) consider switching to a multiplex assay format. Most scientists find value in adopting

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The Faces of Luminex: Anke Hoefnagels, Field Applications Specialist

April 28th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Who are the people behind Luminex? Anke Hoefnagels is a Field Applications Specialist supporting Global Partner Operations who celebrated her second anniversary with Luminex on January 1st. When Anke isn’t working out of the Den Bosch office in The Netherlands, you’ll find her traveling or improving her musicality. How did you come to work at

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Three Cheers for Clinical Lab Teams!

April 27th, 2017 / Christine Valle

April 23-29 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week This week we’re celebrating all the dedicated people who make clinical labs the effective, reliable resources we depend on. In honor of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, we’d like to thank the clinical experts everywhere who are contributing to better patient care and improved health around the world. This

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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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