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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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Tackling S. pneumoniae: Why Multiplexing Matters

September 11th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Discriminating 93 serotypes takes a lot of beads Ger Rijkers and the Pneumococcal Consortium are working to develop standardized multiplex assays for S. pneumoniae antibodies. For this project, Rijkers, Head of the Department of Science at University College Roosevelt in The Netherlands, is designing a custom multiplex assay to efficiently identify the 93 antibodies against

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Partner Product Offerings: Millipore Sigma| Bio-Rad | R&D Systems|Thermo Fisher Scientific

December 12th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

There are currently more than 60 Luminex Licensed Technologies Partners worldwide that provide kits, assay development, and testing services for the research and diagnostic markets. While you can find more than 1,400 commercially available multiplex immunoassays in the xMAP® Kit Finder, below is a selection of the newest products and services. Millipore Sigma Bio-Rad R&D

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5 Tips for Multiplex Kit Users and Assay Developers

November 21st, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Woei Tan, PhD, is a Senior Staff Scientist at Bio-Rad Laboratories in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tan shares a few best practices that he’s learned while developing more than 400 Bio-Plex multiplex immunoassays over the past 15 years.   Plasma is processed from blood in the presence of an anticoagulant. Serum is processed from

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Meet Woei Tan: Master Multiplex Immunoassay Developer

November 7th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Tan has developed more than 400 Bio-Plex® multiplex immunoassays Who are the people behind your multiplex immunoassay kits? Dr. Woei Tan is a Senior Staff Scientist at Bio-Rad Laboratories in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has developed more than 400 Bio-Plex® multiplex immunoassays over the past 15 years. When Woei isn’t at work, you’ll

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Delivering on the Promise of Personalized Medicine

October 10th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Yoshihiko Fujita is discovering biomarkers to inform cancer treatment Yoshihiko Fujita is on the Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Genome Biology at Kindai University. Kindai University is the fourth largest comprehensive university in Japan. Dr. Fujita works in the laboratory of Kazuto Nishio, Chair of the Department of Genome Biology, who is renowned

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Protagen is Taking Biomarkers from the Bench to the Bedside

September 19th, 2017 / Hilary Graham

The FLEXMAP 3D® supports high-throughput discovery of autoantibody biomarker candidates Peter Schulz-Knappe is the Chief Scientific Officer at Protagen AG, based in Germany. Protagen is using Luminex’s FLEXMAP 3D® as part of its SeroTag® biomarker identification and development platform to create assays to support the development of drugs and companion diagnostics. When developing your protein

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Galapagos is Putting an End to Inflammatory Disease

August 22nd, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Automated assay workflow supports high-throughput target validation Jan Stallen and Anais Legent are target discovery scientists at Galapagos, based in The Netherlands. Galapagos was founded in 1999 and has since built a pipeline that currently consists of 16 clinical, two pre-clinical, and 20 discovery programs that are advancing small molecule drug candidates against inflammatory diseases

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Partner Product Offerings: Bio-Rad | Millipore Sigma | Affymetrix | R&D Systems

May 23rd, 2017 / Hilary Graham

There are currently more than 60 Luminex Licensed Technologies Partners worldwide that provide kits, assay development, and testing services for the research and diagnostic markets. While you can find more than 1,400 commercially available multiplex immunoassays in the xMAP® Kit Finder, below is a selection of the newest products and services. Bio-Rad Millipore Sigma Affymetrix

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Use Less Sample in Your Immunoassays

May 2nd, 2017 / Hilary Graham

Generate more discoveries How do you know that you are getting the most insights from your investment of sample, time, and reagents? If you are currently using a low throughput method, such as Western blot, ELISA, or real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) consider switching to a multiplex assay format. Most scientists find value in adopting

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