Dr. Altman will present MAGPIX data and provide commentary regarding on-board assay automation enhancements, allowing full automation from raw sample to answer. MAGPIX has been tested in field tests conducted in a Technology Readiness Evaluation by the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center.
"Since its launch in July 2010, our innovative MAGPIX instrument has been well received in the marketplace. This system provides an innovative, affordable option that is highly attractive to laboratories during the current challenging economic times," said Patrick Balthrop, president and CEO of Luminex. "MAGPIX is opening new doors to laboratories, and we believe it has the same potential for detection of biothreat. We are extremely proud not only of the versatility of our technology for use in multiple and diverse applications, but for our ability to provide solutions that advance healthcare, save lives and protect public safety."
The 5th National Bio-Threat Conference provides a forum for dialogue between government, industry, academia, and first responders to address critical issues in environmental sampling, bio-detection, clinical diagnostics, and biosurveillance. Understanding that a critical component of combating biological threat is to ensure warfighters, first responders, and laboratory technicians are prepared and equipped, the conference offers first responders from military and civil defense the opportunity to exchange techniques, ideas and lessons learned, along with demonstrations of new and innovative equipment and methodologies. For more information, please visit:
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