Luminex Corporation Hosts 10th Annual Planet xMAP Symposium in Monaco

Leading Scientists from Around the World Discuss New Developments in Clinical Diagnostics and Life Science Research

Sep 10, 2012, 00:01 ET from Luminex Corporation

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX), today announced that it will host Planet xMAP Europe 2012, its annual European multiplexing technology symposium, October 10-11, 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality of Monaco.  Luminex anticipates attendance of over 500 scientists and more than 40 scientific presentations to be addressed during the 10th anniversary event. The two-day program features scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, exhibitions and networking events with scientists and researchers from around the world who are performing groundbreaking work in clinical diagnostics and life science research using Luminex's technology platforms.

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"We are excited to have scientists from around the world share their latest research and to see the continued growth in new applications for multiplexing technology," said Paul C. Ladestein, General Manager European Operations for Luminex. "The focus this year is on new developments in the areas of newborn screening, infectious disease, immunology-monitoring, human genetics, protein and nucleic acid research.  Planet xMAP Europe is always an excellent opportunity for leading scientists to gather and exchange ideas on how xMAP multiplexing technology is revolutionizing their laboratories and research.  Our 10th anniversary event highlights the contributions our technology is making in advancing research and healthcare around the globe."

Planet xMAP Europe 2012 will feature two days of presentations with keynote lectures from:

  • Dr. Jean William Pape, Director and Founder of GHESKIO Centers (Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections) Haiti, Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York
  • Dr. Freda Miller, Cell and molecular developmental neurobiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Professor at University of Toronto, Canada

Day One of Planet xMAP Europe 2012, Wednesday, 10 October, will focus on Pathogen Detection, Gastrointestinal Infections, Respiratory Viral Infections, and Newborn Screening

The morning session will include the following presentations:

30 years experience in the fight against infectious diseases in Haiti  Dr. Jean William Pape, GHESKIO Centers,Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Haiti Abstract

Multiplex Diagnosis Reveals New Challenges for Malaria Elimination  Dr. Peter A. Zimmerman, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio Abstract 

Rational multiplex serological screening system for common pathogens using suspension arrays  Dr. Jonas Blomberg, Clinical Microbiology, Academic Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden Abstract

Preliminary findings of a Health Economic Study of the Luminex xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS trust 2011-12   Dr. Eugene Halligan, Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK Abstract

Newborn Screening: Current Situation and Future Applications  Dr. David C. Kasper, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Abstract

The afternoon session will feature three separate tracks focused on Human Genetics, Immunology-Monitoring, and Pathogen Detection.

Day Two of Planet xMAP Europe 2012, Thursday, 11 October, will focus on Neural Stem Cells, Tumor Microenvironment, the Immune-Proteome, and Cellular Systems

The morning session will include the following presentations:

Neural stem cells: from development to repair  Dr. Freda Miller, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute Abstract

Chronic inflammatory and immunosuppressive conditions in tumor microenvironment and their neutralization Dr. Viktor Umansky, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg and University Hospital Mannheim, Germany Abstract

Systematic high-throughput / high content analysis of the immune-proteome using Luminex-based multiplex arrays Dr. Peter Schulz-Knappe, Protagen AG, Dortmund, Germany Abstract

Capturing the Complexity of Cellular Systems  Dr. John K. Westwick, Odyssey Thera, Inc., San Ramon, California Abstract 

The afternoon session will feature two separate tracks focused on Genomic and Protein Research.

For detailed information regarding the Planet xMAP Europe 2012 symposium and agenda, or to register online, please visit .

About Luminex Corporation

Luminex is committed to applying its passion for innovation toward advancing healthcare and research worldwide. The Company is transforming global healthcare and life-science research through the development, manufacturing and marketing of proprietary instruments and assays utilizing xMAP® open-architecture, multi-analyte platform, MultiCode® real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and multiplex PCR-based technologies, that deliver cost-effective rapid results to clinicians and researchers. Luminex's technology is commercially available worldwide and in use in leading clinical laboratories as well as major pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and life-science companies. The Company is meeting the needs of customers in markets as diverse as clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical drug discovery, biomedical research including genomic and proteomic research, personalized medicine, biodefense research and food safety. For further information on Luminex Corporation and the latest advances in multiplexing using award winning technology, please visit .





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