Austin Collegiate Career Day

Have you ever thought about giving back to the Austin community? Check out how our Luminex Corporation employees did! Luminex Corporation participated in the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Austin Public Schools Career Day. KIPP is a network of free, open enrollment public schools that provide an excellent education to historically underserved low-income students in […]

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What is West Nile Virus?

Have you heard the recent news about West Nile Virus? In the last couple weeks, Texas has experienced a fairly large number of cases in the counties surrounding Dallas and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. The state has reported 336 cases of human infection and 14 deaths as of August 11, 2012. […]

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It’s All About The Stats!

Numerous statistics are produced for each sample within a batch. Definitions for these terms can found in the xPONENT® 4.0 software manual, and have been summarized here for your use! When a sample is acquired, the fluorescence intensity (FI) observed for each bead is recorded. Median, Mean, Standard Deviation, Peak, as well as the Trimmed […]

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Who was Maurice Hilleman?

Who was Maurice Hilleman, and why should you care? If you were fortunate enough to escape childhood diseases that once plagued humans before today’s widely available vaccinations, you should thank this industrious scientist. His work has probably saved more lives than any other medical researcher! Dr. Hilleman was a microbiologist who developed over three dozen […]

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Why Multiplexing Will Continue to Grow

Doing more with less is a very common challenge faced by many industries today. It is particularly important in the healthcare market overall, but especially in clinical laboratories, where costs are continually rising as laboratory resources are shrinking. Clinical diagnostics represent an important, rapidly growing, and advancing market segment uniquely positioned to address these healthcare […]

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What You Should Know About Immunogenicity Testing of Biological Drugs

Recombinant monoclonal antibodies (rMAbs) are becoming more frequently used as drugs to treat immune diseases and different types of cancer. These types of drugs are more safely degraded by the human body than traditional small molecule drugs. Small molecule drugs may cause adverse effects as they are metabolized and possibly produce toxic products. Biological drugs, […]

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