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Luminex Corporation Wins Prestigious 2010 Prix Galien USA Award
Date:9/29/2010

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX), today announced it has won the prestigious 2010 Prix Galien USA Award for its innovative xTAG® Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP). The novel diagnostic test was named Best Medical Technology at the Prix Galien USA and International awards ceremony and gala held September 28, 2010, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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"We are very pleased and excited to receive this coveted award, which recognizes Luminex's xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel and its important contributions to healthcare," said Patrick Balthrop, President and Chief Executive Officer of Luminex. "xTAG RVP is helping physicians pinpoint the cause of respiratory infections faster and more accurately than ever before. The test is improving patient care, preventing the use of unnecessary medications and reducing healthcare costs.  We are honored to be recognized by Prix Galien for this product."

xTAG RVP received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2008 to detect 12 viruses and subtypes that together are responsible for more than 85 percent of respiratory viral infections. The first test of its kind, it can detect more respiratory viruses than any other test on the market and provide
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