There are some technologies that become so ubiquitous in biomedical research that their name turns synonymous with their use. This has been the case for the Luminex xMAP platform and multiple biomarker analysis. The product has been applied in just about every area of life sciences including infectious disease, STD, organ transplant rejection, vaccine development, cancer research, immunodeficiency, animal testing, agriculture, and others. (xMAP is a research use only product and not for use in diagnostic procedures.)
To help this extended community benefit from a broad swath of assay development knowledge, Luminex has set up what they’re calling LumineXPLORE Lab, offering custom assay development. Today, director Jackie Surls takes us on a podcast journey through the lab and shares insight into the many applications of this enduring technology.