The Year in Review—How COVID-19 Transformed Our World

Reflecting on a challenging year in global health As 2021 inches closer, many of us have begun our annual reflection, reviewing the events of the past year to gain perspective and shape the months ahead. Ordinarily, one might identify several themes that characterized the year—but in 2020, everything was filtered through the lens of the [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Curtis Ford, Engineering

It might not be rocket science, but former aerospace engineer Curtis Ford shares how his background across two important fields in engineering led to his career here, where he helps oversee the quality of Luminex products. Because high-quality products require premium parts, what we don’t manufacture ourselves must be sourced from trusted suppliers—that’s where Curtis [Read More…]

Training Tomorrow’s Custom Assay Development Experts: A Summer Internship Program Hosted by the LuminexPLORE Lab

UT Austin students share their experience working in our xMAP® Custom Assay Development lab this past summer Internships in our industry aren’t particularly common, and they’re even harder to find in places like Austin, which isn’t really considered a biotech hub. However, it’s important to offer these types of programs so that students interested in [Read More…]

Multiplex Bead Mixes Made Easy with an Excel-Based Bead Calculator

Whether you’re developing a multiplex assay for 500 different markers in one reaction or developing lower-plex assays, knowing how to make a multiplex bead mix from different types of bead stocks is critical for proper assay performance. Unconjugated beads can be purchased as individual stocks at different concentrations of 12.5 or 2.5 million beads per [Read More…]

Bracing for Flu Season in a Pandemic World

How clinical laboratories can prepare as COVID-19 meets influenza It’s officially autumn in the United States, which means pumpkin picking, college football, and, of course, the start of flu season. This annual occurrence is always a challenge for clinical laboratories, but this year, circulation of the influenza virus coincides with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, creating a [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Carla Schneider, Area Business Director

The Luminex Sales Team is dedicated to supporting our customers—and that’s why we rely on people like Carla Schneider, Area Business Director for the Southeast, to provide important team guidance in managing this critical business function. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Carla joined Luminex in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Auburn [Read More…]

Multiplexing Provides Richer Information for Veterinary Testing

Cornell scientists use Luminex® technology to skip long ELISAs and advance diagnostic test interpretation At Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), scientists provide high-quality testing for a variety of animals while developing valuable new veterinary tests. Dr. Bettina Wagner, a veterinarian and immunology expert serving as the AHDC’s Director of Serology, has built several [Read More…]

The Faces of Luminex: Samantha Mitchell, Human Resources

At Luminex, our team members are like family. We count on people like Samantha Mitchell, Wellness and Benefits Specialist, to ensure our employees are well taken care of. Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at LeTourneau University and has been with Luminex for 15 years. Q: What are your responsibilities at Luminex? A: [Read More…]

Luminex Licensed Technologies Partner Spotlight:  EpiCypher

EpiCypher delivers high-quality reagents for epigenetics and chromatin research As one of Luminex’s Licensed Technologies Partners, EpiCypher is one of many companies that uses xMAP® Technology to deliver important solutions for improving research and molecular diagnostics. Based out of the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, EpiCypher is a biotechnology company that helps scientists push [Read More…]

5 Ways Luminex Can Support Your Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts

Rapid diagnostic molecular assays can have a tremendously positive impact on patient care, but only if they are quickly implemented and results are utilized by clinical stakeholders. This is most apparent with the introduction of rapid blood culture tests. The VERIGENE® Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Blood Culture Tests are critical, frontline tools that are used by [Read More…]