Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Luminex Corporation Receives U.S. FDA Clearance for MAGPIX® Instrument

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Innovative multiplexing instrument for clinical laboratories with simultaneous testing for greater than 90% of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis in a single molecular test.

Luminex Corporation announced it has received U.S. FDA clearance of its MAGPIX instrument, with its xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (xTAG GPP). This is the first clinical assay to be cleared on MAGPIX. xTAG GPP is the first U.S. IVD cleared test that can simultaneously detect 11 common viral, bacterial, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis from a single patient sample.

"Receiving FDA clearance of MAGPIX opens the door for clinical laboratories of all sizes to use xTAG GPP on this innovative instrument," said Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer of Luminex. "By bringing a compact, cost-effective, easy-to-deploy multiplexing solution to the clinical market, MAGPIX makes molecular testing more accessible to all laboratories."

Based on Luminex's xMAP® Technology, the easy-to-use MAGPIX instrument is a versatile multiplexing platform capable of performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins and nucleic acids in a variety of sample matrices. MAGPIX is compact making it attractive to laboratories with limited bench space. This affordable system can perform up to 50 different tests in a single reaction volume, greatly reducing sample input, reagents, and labor while improving productivity.

Traditional GI testing technologies and methods can take several days to deliver a single result depending on the pathogen. xTAG GPP is capable of delivering multiple results within five hours. Simultaneous molecular testing on a single sample within a single shift provides significant benefits to laboratories in terms of workflow and resource utilization.

"Tests such as the xTAG GPP that can detect viruses, bacteria, and parasites from one sample at the same time can help clinicians more quickly identify and treat what's causing gastroenteritis," said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiology at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health in an FDA press release when xTAG GPP was first approved by the Agency. "The test could also allow clinicians and public health professionals to more quickly identify and investigate the source of potential gastroenteritis outbreaks."


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Luminex Receives FDA and European Clearance for xTAG® CYP2C19 Kit
New cytochrome P450 2C19 assay helps physicians optimize individual patient care.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Luminex Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
Achieves milestone selling 10,000th multiplexing analyzer.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Luminex Receives FDA and European Clearance for New Version of xTAG® CYP2D6 Kit
Luminex submits xTAG® CYP2C19 kit to FDA for review.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Merck and Luminex Corporation Enter Agreement
Collaboration to support patient selection for the clinical development of MK-8931, Merck’s lead investigational medicine for Alzheimer’s disease.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Luminex Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
Gained FDA clearance for novel Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Luminex Receives FDA Clearance for xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel
xTAG® GPP simultaneously tests for greater than 90% of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis in a single molecular test.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Luminex Corporation Awarded $11 Million Contract by Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Department of Defense award accelerates development of Luminex bio-threat detection technology program.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Luminex Awarded $11 Million Contract by DTRA
Department of defense award accelerates development of Luminex bio-threat detection technology program.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Luminex and University Hospital of Wales Collaborate During Olympic Games
Cardiff hospital implements xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel for use in public health surveillance activities.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Luminex Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire GenturaDx
Acquisition accelerates development of integrated sample-to-answer system for molecular diagnostics.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Luminex Corporation Expands Life Science and Biodefense Groups
Two dedicated groups advance Luminex leadership in scientific research and public safety.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Luminex Corporation Completes Acquisition of EraGen Biosciences
Company announces completion of acquisition for $34 million in cash.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Luminex Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire EraGen Biosciences
Acquisition expands molecular diagnostic and infectious disease capabilities.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Luminex and Partners HealthCare Announce Collaboration Agreement
Collaborative efforts aimed at translating biomarker discoveries into novel molecular diagnostic tests.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Luminex Corporation Launches New FDA Cleared Pharmacogenetic Diagnostic Test
xTAG® CYP2D6 kit can assist physicians in improving patient care by helping to determine a personalized therapeutic strategy.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Scientific News
Long Telomeres Associated with Increased Lung Cancer Risk
Genetic predisposition for long telomeres predicts increased lung adenocarcinoma risk.
The Genetic Roots of Adolescent Scoliosis
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in collaboration with Keio University in Japan have discovered a gene that is linked to susceptibility of Scoliosis.
Diagnostic Test Developed for Enterovirus D68
researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year.
Tracking Breast Cancer Before it Grows
A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.
The Light of Fireflies for Medical Diagnostics
EPFL scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs.
Could a simple saliva test detect Alzheimer's?
Researchers have presented findings suggesting that a simple, non-invasive diagnostic for Alzheimer's could be within reach.
Cheap Diagnostics with a Portable "Paper Machine"
Scientists have developed a cheap, portable system for point of care diagnostics for a range of infectious diseases, genetic conditions and cancer.
New Variant of Streptococcal Bacteria
Scientists have discovered a new variant of streptococcal bacteria that has contributed to a rise in disease cases in the UK over the last 17 years.
New Insights into “Antenna” of Human Cells
Scientists from the University of Leeds have uncovered the most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases.
Discordant NIPT Test Results May Reflect Presence of Maternal Cancer
Results published in Journal of the American Medical Association.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!