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Luminex Secures US Patent on Zero Dead Time Method

NEW YORK, July 3 - Luminex said yesterday it won a US patent on its technique for detecting and measuring biological analytes.


The patent, awarded June 25, covers a method that allows Luminex' assay system to operate continuously without interruption. That architecture is used in flow cytometry and flow analysis.


According to the company, this "zero dead time" method allows for a great improvement in analysis speed.


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