The Faces of Luminex: Stephen Angeloni, Field Applications

October 19th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Maybe you’ve come up with a great new idea for a multiplex assay, but you need some assistance optimizing the reagents. Or perhaps you just want some training in assay design to streamline internal development. When it comes to helping customers make the most of their xMAP® Technology, Stephen Angeloni is there. As a Maryland-based

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Raising RSV Awareness: The ‘Minor Cold’ That Can Threaten Your Baby’s Life

October 18th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Luminex teammate Victoria Gutierrez shares her son’s fight with RSV If you have young kids, you’re probably a germ-fighting ninja during flu season. You know all about the common cold and whooping cough. But are you familiar with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? RSV is incredibly dangerous for little kids, but most people have never even heard

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MultiCode®-RTx Technology – What is it?

October 11th, 2018 / Lisa Bryan

We get a lot of questions about what exactly our MultiCode®-RTx Technology is and how it makes our ARIES® Systems sample to answer powerhouses. In a nutshell, our MultiCode-RTx is a probe-free, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. The technology is based on the unique MultiCode base pair isoC:isoG. Our synthetic pair differs from the

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How Will You Join in the Fight Against Breast Cancer?

October 9th, 2018 / Christine Valle

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, find time to get involved If you haven’t had breast cancer yourself, chances are you know someone who has. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer during her life, and while it’s less common for men, even they can develop this disease. In the United States alone, more

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The Faces of Luminex: Jill Mathias, Customer Relationship Management

October 5th, 2018 / Christine Valle

At a company the size of Luminex, even routine business processes can become very complex. We rely on Jill Mathias, CRM/Salesforce Program Manager, to keep things running smoothly when it comes to some of our key sales tools. A member of our team since 2008, she earned her bachelor’s degree in communications at St. Edward’s

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Webinar: Bead-Based Assays Detect Antibiotics in Livestock

October 3rd, 2018 / Christine Valle

Scientists use multiplexing technology to look for dozens of antibiotic signatures At the RIKILT institute at Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands, the mission is “safe and reliable food for everyone” — which is why scientists are diligently developing new tests to assess the health of livestock. In this video presentation, researcher Jeroen Peters

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In Dublin, Reference Lab Ramps Up Respiratory Testing with NxTAG® RPP

September 27th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Multiplex assay meets throughput, turnaround time demands of a high-volume lab University College Dublin’s National Virus Reference Laboratory (UCD NVRL) isn’t just a reference lab — it also provides a primary diagnostic virology service to hospitals and general practitioners nationally. It is also a World Health Organization-designated National Influenza Centre. Each winter, testing for respiratory

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At the Serum Institute of India, Vaccine Development Requires Multiplex Assays

September 25th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Bonus: Pro tips for xMAP® assay developers Since 1967, the Serum Institute of India has launched more than 20 vaccines, with five more vaccines in the pipeline specifically designed to target infectious diseases that are prevalent in developing countries. Impressively, the institute has produced more than 1.3 billion high-quality, low-cost vaccine doses. The team there

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The Faces of Luminex: Jimm Chengary, Global Product Management

September 21st, 2018 / Christine Valle

The area of bloodstream infection is a key focus for Luminex. Our VERIGENE® platform helps clinical lab teams to rapidly diagnose sepsis, track antibiotic resistance markers, and assist physicians in getting patients on the most appropriate therapy sooner. Overseeing this area is Jimm Chengary, who joined Luminex earlier this year and is based in our

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Leading Pediatrics Hospital Finds Rapid Testing Reduces Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics

September 20th, 2018 / Christine Valle

In a five-year study, VERIGENE® BC-GP Test shrinks time to results by as much as 24 hours In a new publication, medical professionals from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California report results from a comprehensive five-year study of the VERIGENE® Gram-Positive (BC-GP) Blood Culture Test. They found that the “[VERIGENE] BC-GP

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