The Faces of Luminex: Kurt Hoffacker, Chemistry R&D

March 20th, 2020 / Christina Olivas

Developing immunoassay technology and platforms takes innovation and hard work on a number of fronts—hardware, software, reagents, and more. We count on Kurt Hoffacker, Director of Chemistry R&D, to ensure that reagent development goes smoothly, and ultimately leads to products that integrate well with the rest of the Luminex systems. He has been a key

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3D Organoid Cultures Offer Clues to Heterogeneous Therapy Response in Cancer Patients

March 18th, 2020 / Hilary Graham

Luminex-powered DigiWest® assays show significant intratumoral differences in response A publication in PLoS Genetics sheds much-needed light on the heterogeneity of drug response within tumors. The scientists used organoid cultures with several analytical tools, including DigiWest protein expression assays, which are based on xMAP® Technology from Luminex. “Heterogeneous pathway activation and drug response modeled in

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MAGPIX® Systems See New Life Through Equipment Donation Program

March 10th, 2020 / Hilary Graham

MilliporeSigma and Seeding Labs send gently used instruments to labs in need Thanks to a nonprofit organization called Seeding Labs and our Licensed Technologies Partner MilliporeSigma, previously-owned xMAP® Technology systems are helping scientists in laboratories in developing countries around the world answer important new research questions. Seeding Labs is a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering

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METHODS Journal: A New Multiplexing Protocol Performs Protein and Gene Level Measurements on a Single Luminex Platform

March 3rd, 2020 / Hilary Graham

Researchers demonstrate a high-throughput method for measuring mRNA and proteins using the Luminex xMAP® Platform You shouldn’t have to choose between analyzing gene expression or screening for proteins. In a Methods publication, researchers demonstrate how to measure mRNA expression and analyze proteins with a single sample set using Luminex xMAP® Technology. The article comes from

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Rare but Not Alone – Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases

February 28th, 2020 / Christina Olivas

Join us on Rare Disease Day to honor patients, caregivers, doctors, and scientists. On February 29—a day that only occurs once every four years—people around the world will celebrate Rare Disease Day. It’s a special opportunity to think about those who are affected by rare diseases, the researchers and physicians who work to help them,

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The Faces of Luminex: Johanna Takach, Advanced Technologies

February 28th, 2020 / Christina Olivas

Our Advanced Technologies Group is responsible for scouting emerging technology and new directions for future development at Luminex. That’s a big task, so we rely on team members like Johanna Takach, Scientist II, to provide valuable guidance for accomplishing it. She joined Luminex in 2015 after earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural biotechnology from the

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Webinar: Fast, Economical Malaria Testing with xMAP® Technology

February 26th, 2020 / Hilary Graham

Multiplex assay allows for detailed investigations of transmission and drug resistance Multiplexing technology from Luminex has been critical for the development of assays designed to study human SNPs involved in parasite transmission as well as the spread of drug resistance markers in Plasmodium falciparum. That was a key message in this presentation from Lynn Grignard,

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Webinar: Multiplex Serological Assay Developed to Identify Avian Influenza Subtypes

February 19th, 2020 / Hilary Graham

Rapid detection could help prevent transmission and reduce flock losses In addition to being a public health threat, avian influenza is also costly and potentially devastating to people whose livelihoods depend on raising poultry. To enable faster detection of bird flu and identification of its subtypes, scientists at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research in The Netherlands developed a

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METHODS Special Issue: Multiplex Assays Enable Simultaneous Measurement of RNA and Proteins

February 11th, 2020 / Hilary Graham

A more comprehensive view sheds light on the biological response to muscle injury Scientists at the University of North Texas have established a novel method for measuring a broad range of RNA and protein biomarkers. In their study, they employed bead-based multiplex detection to assess the effects of skeletal muscle injury over time, but the same

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The Faces of Luminex: Robin Murphy, Systems Integration

January 17th, 2020 / Christina Olivas

The Luminex R&D teams for hardware, software, reagents, and assays operate mostly independently—which means we need great scientists to pull each of these elements together and ensure a seamless user experience. For this, we rely on Robin Murphy, Scientist II, who has been part of our family since 2006. He earned a bachelor’s in chemistry

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