Yearly Archives: 2019

Querying RAS: How a Multiplex Assay Became a Robust Transcriptional Readout for HTS

March 18th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

In Q&A, scientists describe development and offer multiplexing tips A few years ago, scientists at Merck & Co were looking for a better way to evaluate the activity of the RAS-MAPK pathway, which is particularly important for cancer development and can also signal susceptibility or resistance to emerging therapies. They used the Thermo Fisher QuantiGene™

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The Faces of Luminex: Feng Sun, Bioinformatics

March 15th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

When you get a result from your VERIGENE® assay, what you don’t see is the expertise in bioinformatics and data science that went into designing the assays, setting just the right threshold, analyzing each target for optimal performance, and telling the software how to report the information to you. But you can bet that Feng

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xMAP®-powered Assay Provides Critical Clues from Liquid Biopsy Samples

March 5th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

14-gene assay interrogates circulating tumor cells Liquid biopsies are opening new avenues for cancer research and diagnosis, but even experts in the field continue to nail down the best protocols for analyzing the cell-free DNA and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) contained in these peripheral blood samples. Evi Lianidou, professor of Analytical Chemistry and Clinical Chemistry

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The Faces of Luminex: Irene Adams, Sales Operations & Effectiveness

March 1st, 2019 / Molly Frazier

When our sales reps are eager to find out how much they’ve earned in commissions, there’s one person they contact: Irene Adams, Senior Compensation Analyst. She calculates everyone’s commissions and also helps shape compensation plans for best results. A native of Bavaria, Germany, she joined Luminex in 2010 and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance

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Show Your Rare: Help Us Raise Awareness for People Affected by Rare Diseases

February 27th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

February 28 is Rare Disease Day Here at Luminex, we are big fans of Rare Disease Day. Celebrated annually on the last day of February, this day is not just a reminder that we can all be doing more to support patients with rare diseases as well as the caregivers, scientists and clinicians who work

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Five Things We Learned from an xMAP® Power User

February 19th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

DKFZ’s Tim Waterboer has published more xMAP papers than any other user At the fourth annual xMAP® Connect user group meeting held in Amsterdam late last year, we had the good fortune of sitting down with Tim Waterboer, PhD, leader of the Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group at DKFZ, the German Cancer Research Center. Waterboer

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The Faces of Luminex: Carrie Prehoda, Accounting

February 15th, 2019 / Molly Frazier

Keeping the financial statements for any company is a critical job, but especially so for a publicly traded firm like Luminex that has to report its finances to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We trust our data to Carrie Prehoda, Manager of Accounting and Stock Plan Administration, who joined the company in 2016. She’s

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Adopting DigiWest®: How a Multiplex Immunoassay Is Making a Difference in Precision Oncology

February 4th, 2019 / Hilary Graham

Test replaced LDT, offering better ease of use and more comprehensive targets At CPO (Cellular Phenomics & Oncology), a Berlin-based company specializing in cellular phenomics and oncology, scientists are making significant progress in precision oncology by combining patient-derived, three-dimensional cell culture models with Luminex-based DigiWest® technology. The resulting data from this approach can inform the

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The Faces of Luminex: John Fox, Field Service

February 1st, 2019 / Christine Valle

When a Luminex instrument has a glitch, customers know that a whole team of talented field service specialists are ready to hit the trenches and fix the problem. John Fox, Field Service Supervisor, oversees much of that work from his home base in Madison, Wisconsin. He joined the company in 2012 after spending several years

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The Faces of Luminex: Silvia Macwan, Quality Control

January 25th, 2019 / Christine Valle

It takes a special level of attention to detail to thrive in the challenging but much-needed field of quality control. That talent is exemplified by Silvia Macwan, Lead Reagent Quality Control Associate, who has been with us since 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Sardar Patel University in India and her post-secondary

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