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Luminex Donates Company's First MAGPIX Multiplexing System to Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Date:8/17/2010

stem will be initially installed in the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research's main facility in Goroka and then transported several hours, across Papua New Guinea's rugged and uncertain terrain, to its Madang branch where both laboratory and field aspects of the Institute's research on malaria take place.  

MAGPIX is based on Luminex's xMAP® Technology and can perform up to 50 tests on a single sample, providing nearly 5,000 data points in under an hour utilizing proprietary MagPlex® microspheres. It provides fast, accurate and easily reproducible results and can advance many types of scientific research. With its ability to perform many tests at once, the instrument saves vital time in the laboratory, produces faster results and requires less sample input than other laboratory technologies.

"The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research has a critical role in improving public health, expanding medical knowledge and enhancing healthcare delivery in Papua New Guinea," said Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer of Luminex. "This donation is part of Luminex's commitment to improving the health, safety and quality of life of people worldwide. We have been honored to collaborate with Dr. Zimmerman for the past five years and we are hopeful that our MAGPIX system will become a vital tool in the Institute's efforts to shed new light on malaria and help control and prevent outbreaks."  

The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research was established in 1968 to conduct research into the health problems of the people of Papua New Guinea. In the last four decades it has established major research programs in several areas including respiratory diseases, malaria, malnutrition, enteric diseases, sexual health and women's health.

In collaboration with Dr. Zimmerman, the Institute has become a member of the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) program, a global netwo
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