At NHS Lothian, High-Throughput NxTAG® RPP Streamlines Respiratory Testing

January 15th, 2019 / Christine Valle

Test replaced LDT, offering better ease of use and more comprehensive targets At the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Clinical Virology Department, respiratory testing can be a full-time task. As part of the NHS Lothian Laboratory Medicine, the group covers all aspects of viral testing for Edinburgh and surrounding areas, and also serves as a referral

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The Faces of Luminex: Shubhagata Das, Scientific Affairs

January 11th, 2019 / Christine Valle

There’s a tremendous amount of high-quality science that goes into developing new Luminex platforms and assays. To help us navigate best practices, we rely on Scientific Affairs Manager Shubhagata Das, who joined Luminex in 2014. The Calcutta native has earned two master’s degrees in biotechnology, including one with a certification in business. Q: What are

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At Excelsior Diagnostics, Rapid Molecular Testing Leads to Better Patient Care

January 8th, 2019 / Christine Valle

Next-day turnaround allows physicians to prescribe optimal treatment from the start Excelsior Diagnostics is all about rapid results. “We are actually saving lives by having such a fast turnaround time,” says Jack Herskowitz, Vice President of Operations at the laboratory. The company chose Luminex products — both xTAG® and NxTAG® technology and the ARIES® System

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The Faces of Luminex: Renee Whitley, Sales Operations

December 28th, 2018 / Christine Valle

When someone at Luminex needs to know detailed information about sales revenue, there’s one person who can always help. Renee Whitley, Manager, Sales Operations Analytics, has been with the company since 2006 and knows all the ins and outs of the accounting and finance departments. She has two bachelor’s degrees: one from Louisiana State University

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German Hospital Relies on the VERIGENE® System for Rapid Bloodstream Infection Testing

December 20th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Assay works directly with blood culture bottles in a streamlined workflow At Jena University Hospital, microbiologists are using rapid molecular blood culture tests with the VERIGENE® System to improve care for patients with bloodstream infections. Dr. Jürgen Rödel, associate professor of microbiology and head of bacteriology at the 1,500-bed teaching hospital, has spent more than

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Magnetic Avidin-Coupled Beads Can Streamline Your Multiplex Workflow

December 19th, 2018 / Jennifer Etheredge

Performance comparison shows equivalent results to non-magnetic beads, with minimal variability If you use the FLEXMAP 3D® System, the Luminex® 200™ System, or the MAGPIX® System, you probably already know that we have been introducing magnetic versions of beads for those systems. Magnetic microspheres offer a big advantage by eliminating the need for a filter

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The Faces of Luminex: Avery Vaughn, Human Resources

December 14th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Our “Faces of Luminex” blog series profiles the great people who work at Luminex — and it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of employees like Avery Vaughn, Senior Manager in Human Resources. His skill in recruiting top talent continuously shapes our team and keeps the company in its industry-leading position. Based in Chicago,

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WHO Report Offers Global View of Antibiotic Consumption

December 13th, 2018 / Christine Valle

New resource could help shed light on growing threat of antibiotic resistance It’s no secret that antibiotic resistance is a major public health threat — but what hasn’t been well known is how antibiotics are consumed around the world. A newly issued report from the World Health Organization (WHO) offers a detailed look at antibiotic

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Luminex Licensed Technologies Partner Spotlight: Bio-Techne

December 11th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

Helping users make the switch from single-analyte ELISAs to multiplexing For scientists who are new to multiplexing, Bio-Techne is a great place to start. This well-known ELISA kit manufacturer makes it easy for users to make the transition from manual, single-analyte ELISAs to robust multiplex testing with xMAP® Technology. In this partner spotlight, we spoke

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Are You Ready to Be a Luminex Power User?

December 7th, 2018 / Terrin Blackmon

Basic and advanced training for Luminex platforms and assay development techniques We’re pleased to announce our next customer training session, which will be held at Luminex corporate headquarters in Austin next year from April 15th to April 18th. Whether you’re a novice or a current user looking to expand your skills, this series of educational

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