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How to Multiplex Analysis of Autoimmune Biomarkers

July 11th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

At Protagen, scientists enlist xMAP® Technology to characterize autoantibodies Multiplex analysis of autoantibodies is an effective way to understand autoimmune disease, discover important biomarkers, and stratify patients into subgroups, according to Hans-Dieter Zucht, Head of Technology at Protagen. The company uses a biomarker discovery platform for autoimmune disease and immuno-oncology applications. In a presentation about autoantibody

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Master the Art of Multiplexing with
Hands-on Training

July 6th, 2018 / Terrin Blackmon

Special event starting in September Don’t be intimidated by multiplexing. Join Luminex experts for a training event the week of September 17, 2018 in Austin, TX. Register for Customer Week Learning Sessions today! Develop Your Multiplexing Skills Our training sessions are designed to be comprehensive – covering the instrument, software, and assay development. Our content is

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The Pathologist: Labs Embrace Rapid Testing to Address Antibiotic Resistance

July 5th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Faster results lead to improved patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs A new article in The Pathologist reports on “The Race Against Resistance,” detailing how rapid molecular testing can be used in efforts to rein in the spread of antibiotic resistance. Authored by Sherry Dunbar, Luminex’s Senior Director of Global Scientific Affairs, the article offers

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The Faces of Luminex: Brent Hay, Service Partner Channel Group

June 29th, 2018 / Christine Valle

At Luminex, we work closely with corporate partners and distributors to make sure that our technologies are as robust and useful as possible for a broad range of applications. An essential element of that is offering engineering expertise to help with training, troubleshooting, and more. Brent Hay, Service Partner Channel Engineer, is one of our

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When to Launch an LDT: Key Factors to Consider

June 22nd, 2018 / Christine Valle

According to an MLO article, cost is just one element in a complex decision A new article in Medical Laboratory Observer offers a practical look at the factors to consider when deciding whether to design a new laboratory-developed test or choose a send-out reference lab test or an in vitro diagnostic. Author Sherry Dunbar, Senior

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Webinar Wednesday: Immunoassay Multiplexing Master Class

June 20th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

From assay development to workflow protocols, how to run a multiplex immunoassay If you could run in 3 hours an immunoassay workflow that would normally take more than 60 hours, that wouldn’t be a tough decision, would it? A step-by-step tutorial webinar from Brett Houser at Bio-Rad shows you exactly how to make that transition.

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The Faces of Luminex: Joshua Oerbach, Quality Management Systems

June 15th, 2018 / Christine Valle

The Luminex team puts a lot of effort into ensuring that our products are effective for customers. One of the people keeping an eye on this is Joshua Oerbach, Quality Management Systems Manager at our Toronto site. He joined the company in 2005 after earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Ryerson University

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White Paper: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges for Mycoplasma genitalium

June 14th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Molecular testing has the potential to provide better sensitivity and improve public health Mycoplasma genitalium is a pathogen responsible for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but its prevalence is widely underestimated. There is a major need to educate clinicians about the pathogen, especially because of the documented emergence of antimicrobial-resistant M. genitalium. A new white paper

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Multiplex Technology Enables High-Throughput Gene Expression Analysis

June 11th, 2018 / Hilary Graham

xMAP® Technology lowers costs and sample input requirements while speeding time to results Luminex’s xMAP® Technology is used for a broad range of applications, and we’re delighted to see that many customers are applying the multiplexing approach to high-throughput gene expression measurements — saving money and getting faster results compared to qPCR. The Broad Institute’s

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CVS Workshop Recap: Challenges in Respiratory Testing

June 8th, 2018 / Christine Valle

Lab leaders cite need for guidelines and flexibility as they shift to molecular tests Shifting needs in respiratory testing — driven in part by the low sensitivity of rapid antigen tests showcased in the last flu season — are resulting in the broader adoption of molecular assays by many clinical labs. That was one of

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