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Yearly Archives: 2016

We Wish You Happy, Healthy Holidays!

December 15th, 2016 / Christine Valle

Some tips for staying safe this holiday season Here at Luminex, we’re winding down for the holiday season. While it’s always stressful to get everything done before heading out for a nice vacation, this is such a beautiful time of year. We’ve already got visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads! In that spirit, we’d

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AMP 2016: Results from Verigene RP Flex Test and the ARIES System

December 8th, 2016 / Christine Valle

Users share data at Luminex workshop We had a great time at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2016 Annual Meeting in November, and wanted to thank all of the attendees who came to our workshop to learn more about the sample to answer tools and flexible assays we offer. If you missed the event,

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Erasmus MC Publication Reports Evaluation of ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay

December 1st, 2016 / Christine Valle

Publication demonstrates effectiveness and ease of use for routine testing Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has a world-class virology department that serves as a consultation center for the World Health Organization, among many other prestigious affiliations. We are delighted to see that scientists from the Department of Viroscience at Erasmus MC recently published

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Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd, 2016 / Christine Valle

Tips for a Salmonella-free feast

If you’re as crazy about Thanksgiving as we are, you’re already dreaming about stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie — and of course turkey. As we head off to our celebrations, we at Luminex wanted to wish everyone a safe holiday. While for you that might mean successfully dodging a conversation about Uncle Fred’s latest conspiracy theory, for us it means cooking the turkey properly to avoid having Salmonella poisoning sweep through your family and friends.

So we’ve rounded up a few tips here, and there’s always the Butterball turkey hotline (1-800-288-8372) if you need expert advice in a pinch.

Medical Error: The Third Leading Killer of Americans

November 17th, 2016 / Shubhagata Das, MS

How to reduce preventable harms with sample to answer systems

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. A 2013 study estimated nearly 400,000 premature deaths occur each year due to preventable harm in hospitals, which is up fourfold since the seminal 1999 Institute of Medicine report that first catalyzed the discussion about patient injuries in healthcare. With medical errors on the rise, what is being done to reduce them?

A New Look for Luminex

November 8th, 2016 / Scott Henderson

complexity simplified.

It’s a big day for us at Luminex. We’ve been working on an update to the Luminex brand, and we’re finally ready to launch it publicly. So often, branding is solely a marketing-driven exercise. But for our team, this is different. Our decision to rebrand came from an internal recognition that we needed to shake things up a bit; these changes from within will spread out to create an external impact as well.

Advances in Molecular Diagnostics in the Spotlight at AMP 2016

November 3rd, 2016 / Christine Valle

Testing solutions for respiratory pathogens, Pharmacogenetics, and more The annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) is incredibly impressive. Not only does it represent cutting-edge clinical science, but it has also grown rapidly as it cemented its reputation as one of the best conferences in this space. We still remember when AMP drew

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The Faces of Luminex: Paige Huggins, Field Applications

October 28th, 2016 / Christine Valle

Who are the people behind Luminex? Today we chat with Paige Huggins, Field Applications Coordinator, who has been part of the company for four years. The Albuquerque native began her scientific career with a focus on microbiology, but quickly realized she wanted to branch out to other areas. We learned not to get between her

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Dogs, Chickens, and Turtles…Oh My! Is Your Pet a Reservoir for Salmonella?

October 27th, 2016 / Shubhagata Das, MS

A third of animal acquired illnesses are attributed to Salmonella infection.  Pets: an unexpected reservoir of Salmonella Have you ever wondered if your pet could make you sick? Did you know that kissing your pets or letting them share your food can lead to a serious or even life-threatening gastrointestinal infection? Of the 3.2 million

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Among the Beignets and Po’ Boys, Cutting-Edge Infectious Disease Research

October 20th, 2016 / Christine Valle

Luminex heads to IDWeek 2016 We’re looking forward to IDWeek, one of the premier meetings in the infectious disease field, which will take place October 26-30 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. With concerns about the Zika virus still rampant, some 6,000 attendees at IDWeek will get to hear several sessions

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