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The Faces of Luminex: Misty Spacek, Budget and Financial Analysis

March 16th, 2018 / Christine Valle

The Luminex operations couldn’t run smoothly without accurate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting. Misty Spacek, Manager of Budget and Financial Analysis, is part of the team that makes sure all the dollars and cents line up. She attended Texas State University, majoring in communication design/art advertising, but later shifted her career path to accounting and finance.

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Tutorial: Multiplexing for Vaccine Development

March 13th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Combination vaccines strain sample volume, immune response evaluation If your work has anything to do with vaccine development, don’t miss this new tutorial in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News from Eric Shaw, head of clinical assay development at Takeda Vaccines. It’s an excellent insider’s view, replete with useful tips about how multiplexing makes it possible to

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Webinar Wednesday: John Davis from the Broad Institute

March 7th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Multiplexed Gene Expression Profiling with L1000 For our third Webinar Wednesday blog, we’re featuring a talk from John Davis, who is the Profiling Production Lead on the Connectivity Map (CMap) team at the Broad Institute. The CMap links genes, disease states, and cellular perturbations in an easy to use database designed for biologists, chemists, and

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The Faces of Luminex: Michael Hewitt, Business Director

March 2nd, 2018 / Christine Valle

When molecular business managers at Luminex need help, one of the people they rely on is Michael Hewitt. As Area Business Director for the Great Lakes region, who covers about ten states, he works to drive new business with the team he oversees from his base near Madison. Hewitt came to Luminex through its acquisition

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Flu Epidemic Puts Pressure on Clinical Labs

March 1st, 2018 / Christine Valle

Rapid molecular diagnostics can help medical teams treat patients better Exactly one century after the start of the H1N1 flu pandemic that killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. – and tens of millions worldwide – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the seasonal flu has now reached epidemic proportions in

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A Laboratory’s Perspective: How the University of Louisville Infectious Diseases Lab Leverages Molecular Testing

February 22nd, 2018 / Scott Henderson

Luminex has been out on the road, talking to customers, and capturing videos to help get the word out about how our technology can help empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health. Meet the University of Louisville Infectious Diseases Laboratory The University of Louisville Infectious Diseases Laboratory (U of L

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Webinar Wednesday: Mahmoud Elsabahy, PhD, from Texas A&M University

February 21st, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Immunogenicity Profiling of Nanocarriers For our second Webinar Wednesday blog, we’re featuring a talk from Mahmoud Elsabahy who is working to establish a new immunotoxicity index for multiplex data analysis and interpretation. He uses xMAP® Technology to trace the biomarker response to nanomedicines and nanocarriers. Dr. Elsabahy is the Assistant Director of the Laboratory for

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The Faces of Luminex: Audrey Escalante, Lead Technical Applications Trainer

February 16th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Who trains the trainers? At Luminex, the answer is Audrey Escalante, Lead Technical Applications Trainer. A recent transplant to Austin, she earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Illinois State University and her masters of curriculum and instruction at the American College of Education. She joined Luminex in 2015. Q: What are your responsibilities at

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Get to Know xMAP® Technology at the Drug Discovery 2018 Virtual Conference

February 16th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

All of the networking, none of the flu risk We’re pleased to be participating in the upcoming two-day virtual conference, Drug Discovery 2018, hosted by LabRoots starting February 21st. If you’ve never attended a virtual conference before, think of it as an opportunity to engage in all the great scientific education, technology updates, and networking

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Shifting STI Landscape Puts Pressure on Clinical Labs

February 15th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Molecular tests and antibiotic resistance detection sorely needed If you haven’t brushed up on emerging trends in sexually transmitted infections lately, don’t miss this MLO article from our own Anjana Bhattacharya. As she points out, “The landscape of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has been shifting rapidly in recent years, with prevalence rates of certain STIs

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