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Luminex to Highlight Latest Additions to Product Portfolio at the 2016 Clinical Virology Symposium

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation LMNX, +2.00% today announced it will highlight the latest additions to its product portfolio at the 32 [nd] Annual Clinical Virology Symposium, a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, taking place May 19-21 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The new ARIES® System will be featured in seven poster presentations, and showcased in a company-sponsored workshop. The recently FDA-cleared and CE-marked NxTAG® Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) will be featured in eight posters. More information, including a select list of Luminex-related posters and events, is available online.

The ARIES® System is Luminex's new solution for real-time PCR molecular testing, designed to increase laboratory efficiency, ensure result accuracy, and fit seamlessly into today's lean laboratory. The ARIES® System is the most powerful and intuitive of any sample to answer solution for molecular testing, and provides complete control of the testing process from sample accessioning to results reporting. Luminex offers a number of assay panels for use with the system, including the CE-IVD marked ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay, and the GBS and Flu A/B & RSV Assays available for research use. The ARIES® System and ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay received FDA clearance in October 2015 and were subsequently launched in the U.S. market.

Since its introduction, numerous labs have begun implementing the ARIES® System for their diverse molecular testing needs. In the product workshop, three distinguished speakers will present studies performed in their laboratories using the ARIES® System:

  • Dr. Anami Patel, from Poplar Healthcare, will describe a study to evaluate ARIES® HSV performance and workflow as compared to another commercially available assay and a laboratory developed test (LDT) for HSV;
  • Dr. Ted Schutzbank, from St. John Hospital and Medical Center, will present the results of an ARIES® LDT for varicella zoster virus (VZV) using ASRs in comparison with a TaqMan-based VZV LDT;
  • Dr. Xiaotian Zheng, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, will discuss his ARIES® LDT using analyte specific reagents (ASRs) for detection of enterovirus in pediatric blood samples for early diagnosis of meningitis/encephalitis and sepsis.

The workshop will take place on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM in the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort Oceanwalk Village. Interested individuals can register here.

At the Symposium, Luminex employees will demonstrate new software called SYNCT™ and other tools in a unique "Experience Room." The room will be contained within the Luminex booth (#227) on the trade show floor, which will also include the ARIES®...