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Luminex to Host MAGPIX Road Shows Throughout the U.S. and Europe

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX), today announced the initial dates and locations for the MAGPIX® road show, a multinational tour designed to showcase the recently-launched MAGPIX analytical instrument that is capable of performing up to 50 tests on a single sample and providing nearly 5,000 data points in under an hour.  The innovative format of the tour lets users interact directly with the system and each other to enhance the sharing of a broad set of applications.



"We are very excited to launch our MAGPIX road show series to allow researchers around the world to experience MAGPIX first hand," said Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer of Luminex.  "This is an opportunity for scientists across many disciplines to see, in person, how MAGPIX easily allows them to harness the power of multiplexing and advance their research."

The MAGPIX road show events will feature a presentation from a MAGPIX user as well as an overview of the instrument and an explanatory animation of the technology.  EMD Millipore, the first distributor of the MAGPIX instrument worldwide, also will be on site for demonstrations and to answer questions at the U.S. events.

The following dates and locations have been scheduled for the MAGPIX road show in Europe:

September 13 – Luminex Europe Office, Oosterhout, The Netherlands


September 15 – Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands


September 28 – October 1 – Exhibiting at The Instrument, The Sounds of Technology Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


October 5 - 7 – Exhibiting at the Biotechnica Conference, Hanover, Germany


October 20-21 – Luminex Planet xMAP Multiplexing Congress, Vienna, Austria


The following dates and locations have been scheduled for the MAGPIX road show in the U.S.:

November 2 – Longwood Galleria, Boston, MA


November 3 – Middlesex Lounge, Cambridge, MA


November 11 – The Bentley Reserve, San Francisco, CA


November 13 – University Club, San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting


December 13 – The Mask and Wig, Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting


For more information on the entire MAGPIX road show, visit

Based on Luminex's xMAP® Technology, the easy-to-use MAGPIX instrument is compact – comparable in size to a desktop computer – making it attractive to smaller and lower-volume laboratories and institutions with limited resources and bench space.  The instrument provides fast, accurate and easily reproducible results and can advance research across many disease states by bringing many types of multiplexing applications to scientists.  MAGPIX is easy to install out of the box and weighs less than 40 lbs., approximately 18 kg, making it simple and affordable to ship and deploy anywhere in the world.  The instrument was designed to meet the needs of scientists who have not been able to take advantage of the power of multiplexing because of resource or space limitations.

For more information on MAGPIX, call 512.219.8020, or visit

About Luminex CorporationLuminex 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 the genomics and proteomics markets. The Company's xMAP Technology is sold worldwide and is already in use in leading clinical laboratories as well as major pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies. Further information on Luminex Corporation or xMAP Technology can be obtained at

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Sr. Director of Investor Relations





Luminex Media Contact:


Nicole Cottrill




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