Yearly Archives: 2019

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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The Faces of Luminex: Scott Morrison, Research and Development

August 30th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

When developing a new molecular assay, one of the first tasks is determining the feasibility of design and development. We count on Scott Morrison, Manager of Research, to ensure that we’re building state-of-the-art products that improve customer workflow. Based in Toronto, he joined Luminex in 2008 after earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biophysics

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METHODS Special Issue: To Parse Inflammation, Scientists Pair Multiplex and Single-Molecule Techniques

August 19th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

A hybrid strategy offers the best of both worlds, revealing mechanisms of injury response In a recent publication, scientists exploring the relationship between systemic inflammation and peripheral muscle injury report the successful combination of bead-based multiplexing with single-molecule counting technology to evaluate the body’s response to exercise. The paper, released in Methods, comes from scientists

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The Faces of Luminex: Taylor Pangallo, Quality Assurance

August 16th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

Our recently acquired flow cytometry portfolio is characterized by our dedication to deliver cutting edge solutions for all levels of customer research needs. Taylor Pangallo, Manager of Quality Assurance, is an integral part of ensuring that everything from product development to field support is approached with the end user in mind. She joined the Seattle-based

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Webinar: Multiplex Gut Assay Profiles Microbiota for Clinical Use

August 7th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

Practical tips for standardization, reducing variability, and selecting probes In the past several years, scientists have made rapid strides in characterizing the role of the gut microbiome — discovering along the way that this bacterial community has broad implications for diseases ranging from asthma and hypertension to diabetes, obesity, and even mental disorders. These discoveries

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The Faces of Luminex: Sahran Hussain, Quality Assurance

August 2nd, 2019 / Molly Frazier

The flow cytometry portfolio acquired from Merck Millipore is the latest addition to the Luminex technology family. We count on team members like Sahran Hussain, QA Associate, to ensure that customers are getting the highest-quality instruments and kits. He joined the Seattle-based flow cytometry team last year and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from

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CYTO 2019 Highlighted Continued Expansion of Flow Cytometry Applications

July 17th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

From immunophenotyping extracellular vesicles to imaging, diversity of uses was impressive The Luminex team thoroughly enjoyed this year’s CYTO meeting — that’s the annual meeting of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry — held at the elegant waterfront convention center in Vancouver. As usual, this conference offered a diverse and jam-packed schedule of talks

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At ASM Microbe, Attention on Reimbursement and Drug-Resistant Pathogens

July 15th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

Luminex workshop offered a look at flexible molecular testing for GI cases We’re finally recovering from the whirlwind that is ASM Microbe, the annual mega-conference of the American Society for Microbiology. This year, the event took place in sunny San Francisco, bringing thousands of microbial experts together to discuss the latest advances and challenges in

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