AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX), today announced that it will host Planet xMAP Europe 2011, its annual European multiplexing technology symposium, September 28-29, 2011, at The Hofburg in Vienna, Austria. The event will feature 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 the Luminex xMAP® multiplexing technology platform.
"Key areas of focus for this year's symposium include pathogen detection, immunology-monitoring, human genetics, protein and nucleic acid research," said Paul C. Ladestein, General Manager European Operations for Luminex. "Planet xMAP Europe is an excellent opportunity for leading scientists to gather and exchange ideas on how xMAP multiplexing technology is revolutionizing their laboratories and research."
xTAG® GPP is only one example of the innovations in molecular diagnostics that highlights this year's agenda. CE marked xTAG GPP, the only test to simultaneously detect and identify up to 95 percent of the disease causing bacterial, viral and gastroenteritis pathogens in a single test, was used as a front-line test during the recent German outbreak of a novel E. coli strain.
Planet xMAP Europe 2011 will feature two days of presentations with focused session options.
Day One of Planet xMAP Europe 2011, Wednesday, 28 September, will focus on Pathogen Detection, the xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP), Immunology-Monitoring, and HLA-Human Genetics.The morning session will include the following presentations:
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