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Luminex Corporation Completes Acquisition of EraGen Biosciences, Inc.
Date:6/27/2011

AUSTIN, Texas, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced the completion of its acquisition of privately-held EraGen Biosciences, Inc., an innovator in molecular diagnostic testing technologies for infectious disease and genetic applications, for $34 million in cash.

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Luminex expects the EraGen acquisition will add between $5 million and $7 million to 2011 consolidated revenue. On a GAAP basis, inclusive of purchase related costs, Luminex expects this acquisition to be dilutive in 2011 and accretive to earnings in 2012.  Luminex expects the acquisition to be neutral to earnings in 2011 on a non-GAAP basis as a result of acquisition costs and required accounting adjustments. These costs are not expected to repeat in subsequent periods.

About EraGen Biosciences, Inc.

EraGen Biosciences develops, manufactures and markets molecular reagent products. The company's in-market and pipeline products, based on its novel, patented MultiCode® platform chemistry, are next generation DNA- and RNA-based testing for the early detection of infectious diseases and genetic-based conditions. For more information, visit the EraGen website at www.eragen.com.

About Luminex Corporation

Luminex Corporation develops, manufactures and markets proprietary biological testing technologies with applications throughout the diagnostic and life sciences industries. The company's xMAP® multiplex solutions include an open-architecture, multi-analyte technology platform that delivers fast, accurate and cost-effective bioassay results to markets as diverse as pharmaceutical drug discovery, clinical diagnostics and biomedical research, including genomic a
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