Luminex's recent decision to reduce its workforce by 5 percent, close an office in Australia, and seek a buyer for its newborn screening business, was in part influenced by its attempt to obtain US regulatory clearance for its NeoPlex4 test, according to the firm's CEO.

Luminex's NeoPlex4 assay is based on the firm's xMAP bead array technology and tests for four analytes related to congenital hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and cystic fibrosis.

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