NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex has renamed Tm Bioscience to Luminex Molecular Diagnostics two weeks after acquiring the Canadian molecular diagnostics company.
This week, Luminex has begun showing off Tm’s assays along with some new Luminex products at the shop’s Planet xMAP USA symposium in Dana Point, Calif.
The symposium comprises “community end-users, prospects, high-end users, and basically they share their experience with the technology,” Greg Gosch, vice president of marketing and sales at Luminex, told BioCommerce Week, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.
Among the new products that Luminex is demonstrating are its MagPlex microspheres, which add a magnetic component to the company’s already existing xMAP microsphere technology.
“It’s basically an upgrade to what we had previously,” said Gosch. “We had microspheres already. They were non-magnetic, and so in order to put them into an automation system, one had to use a filter plate as part of the workflow process. Now, the magnetic beads eliminate the need for a filter plate,” he said.
The MagPlex microspheres are used solely with Luminex systems, but can be used in conjunction with a variety of sample prep technologies.
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