Yearly Archives: 2019

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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The Faces of Luminex: Chris Haake, Marketing

July 12th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

When it comes to making strategic plans for new instrumentation or assays related to our xMAP® Technology, we rely on people like Chris Haake, Marketing Manager in our Licensed Technologies Group. He joined Luminex in 2016 and holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Weber State University, a master’s in cell biology from the University

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Riverview Health Shares How They Are Managing Antibiotic Resistance Through Improved Testing and Teamwork

July 3rd, 2019 / Scott Henderson

Riverview Health is a full-service, CLIA certified, and CAP accredited laboratory. They provide clinical testing services for hospitalized patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and serve as a reference laboratory for doctors’ offices and extended care facilities throughout central Indiana. Diagnostic labs require accurate testing and rapid turnaround time Riverview is unique

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The Faces of Luminex: Judy Schmitt, Sourcing and Procurement

June 28th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

When it comes to manufacturing reagents, Luminex relies on a team of great suppliers to deliver the raw materials needed. People like Judy Schmitt, Buyer III, keep everything on track by managing relationships between customers, Luminex, and suppliers, and ensuring that all components meet our specifications and quality standards. She earned her bachelor’s degree in

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The Faces of Luminex: Christine Valle, Global Marketing

June 14th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

Here at Luminex, each system we develop has a dedicated team managing every detail of the instruments, reagents, specifications, and more. For our xMAP® Technology, that team is led by Christine Valle, Director of Global Systems & Consumables Marketing. The proud Texas native came to Luminex in 2011 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Sam

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METHODS Special Issue: An Overview of xMAP® Technology

June 11th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

The remarkable history and latest applications of bead-based multiplexing We’re excited that Elsevier’s METHODS journal just released an entire issue dedicated to new areas of innovation related to bead-based biomarker detection. The issue demonstrates the diverse applications of the xMAP® Technology as a research tool and as the platform for clinical diagnostics. The Luminex team

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Reimbursement Advice for Labs Running Molecular Diagnostics

May 15th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

CLP Magazine article offers pro tips and a look at the current landscape If you work with molecular diagnostics, you probably also spend a good amount of time thinking about reimbursement. A new article in the March issue of CLP Magazine from Luminex’s resident reimbursement expert, Stephanie Ibbotson, offers practical advice and education about how

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The Faces of Luminex: Stephanie Ibbotson, Reimbursement

April 26th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

Most people think of Luminex as a tech and assay company, but there’s an essential component that often goes unnoticed: reimbursement. Without having favorable coverage decisions from key payers, clinical labs have a hard time adopting molecular diagnostic products. We rely on Stephanie Ibbotson, Director of Market Access and Reimbursement Affairs, to navigate these challenging

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The Faces of Luminex: Jen Dillman, Product Development

April 11th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

There are a lot of steps between having the idea for a new product and actually making the product for commercial release. Here at Luminex, we count on people like Jen Dillman, Senior Manager of Product Development, to help get new products across the finish line. She joined our Wisconsin-based team in 2009 and earned

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The Faces of Luminex: Heather Darby, LTG Field Applications

March 29th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

The partners who develop new assays based on our xMAP® Technology through Luminex’s Licensed Technologies Group (LTG) are incredibly dedicated and creative — but even they need help with applications development from time to time. That’s where Heather Darby, Field Applications Scientist, comes in. She joined Luminex in 2015 and holds bachelor and master degrees

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