METHODS Special Issue: Multiplexing for Personalized Oncology

Assays quantify RNA expression even in challenging samples Multiplex molecular assays have several important roles in the realm of personalized cancer medicine. A team of researchers at the University of Malta recently published a paper, titled “Bead-based RNA multiplex panels for biomarker detection in oncology samples,” in the Methods journal that offers an overview of [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Brian Walsh, Technical Applications

We work hard to deliver robust systems and consumables to our customers, but even with the best quality control, occasional hiccups are unavoidable. That’s why we count on Brian Walsh, Technical Applications Specialist, to work closely with our customers and address any issues they may encounter. He joined Luminex in 2018, and holds a PhD [Read More…]

METHODS Special Issue: Multiplexing to Quantify Cytokines and Chemokines in Mouse Brain Study

Assay requires minimal sample volume for 33-analyte interrogation Scientists from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Bio-Rad Laboratories published a helpful protocol for a method to analyze more than 30 cytokines and chemokines in mouse brain tissue. The technique can be adapted to other sample types as well. The paper, titled “Method [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Yetzielisse Urgelles, Graphic Design

Whether it’s through our website, social media channels, or a conference booth, if you’ve seen Luminex content lately, then you’re already familiar with our talented creative services team. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Yetzielisse Urgelles, a gifted graphic designer who joined our team in early 2018 after completing her BFA in graphic and web [Read More…]

METHODS Special Issue: Clinical and Analytical Performance Data for NxTAG RPP

Highly scalable, multiplex molecular assay is comparable to xTAG RVP performance If you’ve ever used an assay based on xTAG® Technology, you may wonder how the newer NxTAG® Chemistry stacks up. A new publication in Methods uses clinical and analytical data from respiratory pathogen panels to demonstrate how both performance and workflow have improved with [Read More…]

METHODS Special Issue: New Multiplex Assay for Vaccine Immunogenicity Testing

Recently developed test lowers cost and reduces sample volumes needed for evaluating combination vaccines Scientists at the Serum Institute of India have developed a new multiplex immunoassay to perform the mouse immunogenicity testing recommended in many countries for quality control in the production of combination vaccines. They chose xMAP® Technology to design the serological assay, [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Brett Osburn, Manufacturing

Here at Luminex, we’re proud to design and manufacture the products we sell—whether we’re synthesizing dyes for multiplexing or building clinical assays. In our synthesis group, we count on Brett Osburn, Lead Manufacturing Chemist, to help ensure the quality of our products. He has two bachelor’s degrees: one in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University, [Read More…]

Custom Assays: ‘If You Dream It, We Can Multiplex It’

Video presentation details assay development services from MilliporeSigma With new biomarkers being published every day, fewer and fewer scientists can get exactly what they need from an off-the-shelf immunoassay kit. That’s why MilliporeSigma offers extensive custom xMAP® Technology assay design and development services, which are showcased in this 10-minute video presentation from Mike Godeny, Head [Read More…]

METHODS Special Issue: Multiplexing Enables More Robust Surveillance for Avian Influenza

New assay developed for routine poultry monitoring In the journal Methods, scientists from Wageningen Bioveterinary Research report the development of a multiplex assay for avian influenza. The assay is built on Luminex’s xMAP® Technology, and allows for serotyping all 16 hemagglutinin (HA) and 9 neuraminidase (NA) protein subtypes simultaneously. Testing for avian influenza (AI) is [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Larry Vaughan, Facilities Operations

At Luminex, we often get caught up discussing the ins and outs of our instruments and assays, but the impact our employees have goes beyond the products we design. Where would we be without reliable facilities and high-functioning workspaces? Our Facilities team does an enormous amount of work to ensure everything from office spaces to [Read More…]