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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The Top Five Institutions that Publish using Luminex xMAP® Technology

Luminex xMAP® Technology is used in both research and clinical diagnostics testing and has appeared in over 12,000 peer-reviewed publications. Numerous laboratories around the world use Luminex for a variety of research areas. The following institutions have published extensively with Luminex technology and a brief description of their works is included. University of Pittsburgh – […]

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Top Three Reasons that Multiplexed Biological Assays Won’t Benefit You

Most laboratories have implemented some form of multiplex assays, whether it’s in the form of a microarray, qPCR, planar array, or a suspension array. These methods have replaced many standard techniques such as Southern/Northern blots, agarose gel-electrophoresis of traditional PCR products, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). Most labs will benefit from the acceleration of data […]

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What are Receptor Tyrosine Kinases and Why are They Important in Cancer Research?

Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are a type of cell-surface receptors and are often important in certain types of human cancer. These proteins are receptors for peptide/protein hormones including nerve growth factor (NGF), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin and other cytokines/chemokines/growth factors. The active form of an […]

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