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The Faces of Luminex: Joshua Oerbach, Quality Management Systems

June 15th, 2018 / Christine Valle

The Luminex team puts a lot of effort into ensuring that our products are effective for customers. One of the people keeping an eye on this is Joshua Oerbach, Quality Management Systems Manager at our Toronto site. He joined the company in 2005 after earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Ryerson University

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White Paper: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges for Mycoplasma genitalium

June 14th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Molecular testing has the potential to provide better sensitivity and improve public health Mycoplasma genitalium is a pathogen responsible for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but its prevalence is widely underestimated. There is a major need to educate clinicians about the pathogen, especially because of the documented emergence of antimicrobial-resistant M. genitalium. A new white paper

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Multiplex Technology Enables High-Throughput Gene Expression Analysis

June 11th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

xMAP® Technology lowers costs and sample input requirements while speeding time to results Luminex’s xMAP® Technology is used for a broad range of applications, and we’re delighted to see that many customers are applying the multiplexing approach to high-throughput gene expression measurements — saving money and getting faster results compared to qPCR. The Broad Institute’s

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CVS Workshop Recap: Challenges in Respiratory Testing

June 8th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Lab leaders cite need for guidelines and flexibility as they shift to molecular tests Shifting needs in respiratory testing — driven in part by the low sensitivity of rapid antigen tests showcased in the last flu season — are resulting in the broader adoption of molecular assays by many clinical labs. That was one of

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Webinar: Labs Switch from Stool Cultures to Molecular Testing for GI Cases

June 7th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Users describe making the switch, IDSA guidelines, and lab results Gastroenteritis testing once entailed days of tedious stool cultures, but today, more labs are making the switch to molecular assays. In a new webinar from CAP Today, experts from two hospital systems described their approach to testing for gastroenteritis and infectious diarrhea, plus a detailed exploration

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Make Sure Your FLEXMAP 3D® Instrument is Ready for Anything

June 5th, 2018 / Blythe Jewell

Stay on Top of Routines and Maintenance with Our Updated Video Suite How do you keep your FLEXMAP 3D® in tip-top shape? It’s easy. Check out our support videos. We’ve pulled together the latest videos to help you with basic procedures and maintenance routines for your FLEXMAP 3D. Here you will find guidance on everything

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The Faces of Luminex: Rachel Yarger, Project Management

June 1st, 2018 / Christine Valle

The Luminex team doesn’t undertake new product development without lots of information to support it. A key step in the process is facilitated by Rachel Yarger, Senior Director of Strategic Program Management, who works with cross-functional teams to build the case for each new project under consideration. She joined Luminex in 2010 and earned her

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MLO: Scales Tip Toward Molecular Tests as Microbiology Loses Favor in Clinical Labs

May 31st, 2018 / Christine Valle

Score some CEUs while you learn Many Luminex users are quite familiar with the debate about molecular versus microbiology testing, having already made the leap to our molecular assays from conventional microbiology assays such as cultures. For the latest details on this debate, don’t miss a new article in Medical Laboratory Observer from our own

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xMAP® Assays Reveal More About Immune Response than Traditional Vaccine ELISAs

May 30th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Serotype-specific assays pinpoint threshold values missed by standard tests If you use ELISAs to test immunological responses, Siân Faustini from the University of Birmingham has this advice: “Serotype-specific assays are the way to go.” In her 20-minute webinar presentation from xMAP® Connect 2017, “Exploring immunological assays to assess responses to pneumococcal polysaccharide and conjugate vaccines

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Drop the Blot: Parallel Quantification of Up to 800 Proteins

May 22nd, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Powered by Luminex beads, DigiWest reinvents the Western blot About a year and a half ago, we introduced blog readers to a cool new alternative to the laborious Western blot: DigiWest®, a highly paralleled protein expression technology developed by scientists at the University of Tübingen. The approach combines xMAP® bead-based multiplexing technology with the concept

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