Multiplex Test Reveals Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer

September 18th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Video protocol shows how to get robust results even from FFPE and other challenging samples Sometimes there’s nothing better than watching someone else perform a protocol to understand how it’s done. That’s the concept behind JoVE, or the Journal of Visualized Experiments, which is kind of like YouTube for scientific techniques. In a new video

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Preparing for Flu Testing Season? Consider Lessons Learned from Last Year

September 14th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Lab directors describe use of VERIGENE® RP Flex, plus practical tips for meeting demand The 2017-2018 flu season was one for the record books, and it served to impart several key lessons for clinical labs offering respiratory testing. That was the theme of a recent CAP Today webinar featuring speakers from leading laboratories at Cedars-Sinai

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Are You a Sepsis Superhero?

September 13th, 2018 / James J. Chengary

Help raise awareness about this deadly response to infection You may be surprised to learn that September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Though it’s unfamiliar to many, sepsis takes a real toll: it’s the third leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting 26 million people around the world each year. However, there is tremendous opportunity

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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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The Faces of Luminex: Lyndon White, Regulatory Affairs

September 7th, 2018 / Christine Valle

The greatest diagnostic product in the world wouldn’t mean much if it couldn’t get through the rigorous vetting process of a regulatory agency. Lyndon White, Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate, is one of the people responsible for ensuring that Luminex products can clear regulatory hurdles in markets all over the world. He’s been with the company

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Multiplex Tests Assess Immunogenicity for Vaccine Development Efforts

September 6th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

A look at human papillomavirus and Staphylococcus aureus vaccine studies by the numbers As the majority of novel vaccines are now combination or multivalent, precise characterization of the individual components with minimal or no interference from other antigens is becoming increasingly challenging. Accurately characterizing the polyclonal response to vaccination is critical, particularly monitoring type-specific neutralizing

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Webinar: Kidney Function Study Suggests Biomarkers Associated with IgA Nephropathy

September 5th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

xMAP® multiplex assays were used to interrogate samples In work powered in part by Luminex’s xMAP® Technology, scientists have uncovered promising biomarkers that may signal the loss of renal function in people with IgA nephropathy, the most common form of glomerulonephritis. In this 10-minute video presentation, David Wimbury from the University of Leicester shares experimental

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Luminex Licensed Technologies Partner Spotlight: MilliporeSigma

August 29th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

600+ validated antibody pairs for analytes galore When commercially available multiplex kits are not optimally configured to meet a lab’s experimental needs, scientists can turn to MilliporeSigma for custom immunoassay development. The company is a Luminex Licensed Technologies Partner, giving it access to our xMAP® Technology for multiplex assays. The Licensed Technologies Partner program includes

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The Faces of Luminex: Meghan Procopio, Global Sales

August 24th, 2018 / Christine Valle

When Luminex began selling directly to customers instead of solely through distributors, we had to build not only a sales force but also a highly skilled team to support those in the field. Meghan Procopio, now Manager of Global Sales Support, launched the operation that allows our sales representatives to maximize their time working with

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Webinar: Multiplex Assay Offers Improved Freshwater Toxicity Testing

August 22nd, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Ecotoxicity program turns to xMAP® Technology for multi-biomarker detection A vital tool for assessing the toxicity of freshwater ecosystems is the tiny Gammarus fossarum, an amphipod crustacean often used as model organisms and bioindicators for ecotoxicology programs. In a 30-minute webinar presentation, Associate Professor Stéphane Azoulay, from the University of Côte d’Azur, described the design

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