We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us

Luminex Corporation

Luminex develops, manufactures, and markets biological testing technologies with applications in clinical diagnostics... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App

DiaSorin’s Luminex Subsidiary to Spin Off Flow Cytometry Business to Cell Analysis Leader

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 15 Feb 2023
Print article
Image: With the acquisition, an existing installed base of over 7,000 instruments will be under the Cytek umbrella (Photo courtesy of Luminex)
Image: With the acquisition, an existing installed base of over 7,000 instruments will be under the Cytek umbrella (Photo courtesy of Luminex)

DiaSorin S.p.A. (‎Saluggia‎, Italy) and Cytek Biosciences, Inc. (Fremont, CA, USA) have announced that Luminex Corporation (Austin, TX, USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of DiaSorin, has signed an agreement with Cytek to sell substantially all of its assets related to the Flow Cytometry & Imaging (FCI) business unit.

The FCI business unit, acquired by Luminex in October 2018, is based on both conventional flow cytometry and image-based flow cytometry instrumentation, which provide insights into all facets of cellular phenotypes and morphology. The FCI business unit includes dedicated commercial, operations, R&D, and supporting personnel. Following the acquisition, the Cytek umbrella will have an existing installed base of over 7,000 instruments, expanding its global commercial footprint.

With the addition of first-to-market Amnis imaging flow cytometers to its range of cell analysis solutions, Cytek can offer tools to researchers and scientists that combine high-resolution cell images with the speed, sensitivity and phenotyping abilities of flow cytometry. The addition of Guava flow cytometers will expand Cytek’s core instrument offerings, adding cost-effective, entry-level and personal instrument options to broaden the market and research areas serviced by the company.

“We are currently working on several projects that will allow DiaSorin to further growth and strengthen our positioning as a specialty player over the next years,” said Angelo Rago, president of Luminex. “To do so, we need to be extremely focused on the core for our future and, therefore, we decided to sell the Flow Cytometry & Imaging business unit to a dedicated, leading player in the space. We are convinced that Cytek will be able to grow it with success in the future.”

“The talent and technology that come along with this acquisition will bolster our offerings to address the current market and further our mission to provide a complete cell analysis solution to our customers,” added Wenbin Jiang, CEO of Cytek Biosciences. “We look forward to welcoming Luminex’s flow cytometry team into our own and working together to serve our customers and to move cellular research forward.”

Related Links:
DiaSorin S.p.A
Luminex Corporation
Cytek Biosciences, Inc. 

Platinum Supplier
ADAMTS-13 Protease Activity Test
ATS-13 Activity Assay
Gold Supplier
Blood Ammonia Test Analyzer
Complement 3 (C3) Test
GPP-100 C3 Kit
Virus/Pathogen Kits
QIAsymphony DSP

Print article


Clinical Chemistry

view channel
Image: A module with eight micro-devices, complete with microfluidic channels and drive motors (Photo courtesy of U.S Department of Energy)

Highly Sensitive pH Sensor to Aid Detection of Cancers and Vector-Borne Viruses

Understanding the acidity or alkalinity of substances through pH measurement is crucial in many fields, from environmental monitoring to healthcare product safety. In many cases, these measurements must... Read more

Molecular Diagnostics

view channel
Image: Newly identified biomarkers may detect early cognitive decline via a blood test (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Blood Tests to Enable Early Identification of Cognitive Decline and Personalized Treatments

Some individuals who have endured extreme stressors like psychiatric disorders or childhood abuse and neglect can experience a variety of health issues later in life, such as depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular... Read more


view channel
Image: The QScout hematology analyzer has received US FDA 510(k) clearance (Photo courtesy of Ad Astra Diagnostics)

First Rapid-Result Hematology Analyzer Reports Measures of Infection and Severity at POC

Sepsis, a critical medical condition that arises as an extreme response to infection, poses a significant health threat. It occurs when an infection triggers a widespread inflammatory response in the body.... Read more


view channel
Image: PointCheck is the world’s first device for non-invasive white cell monitoring (Photo courtesy of Leuko Labs)

World’s First Portable, Non-Invasive WBC Monitoring Device to Eliminate Need for Blood Draw

One of the toughest challenges for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy is experiencing a low count of white blood cells, also known as neutropenia. These cells play a crucial role in warding off infections.... Read more


view channel
Image: Current testing methods for antibiotic susceptibility rely on growing bacterial colonies in the presence of antibiotics (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Returns Results within 30 Minutes

In 2019, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1.3 million individuals. The conventional approach for testing antimicrobial susceptibility involves cultivating... Read more


view channel
Image: AI methods used in satellite imaging can help researchers analyze tumor images (Photo courtesy of Karolinska Institutet)

AI Approach Combines Satellite Imaging and Ecology Techniques for Analysis of Tumor Tissue

Advancements in tumor imaging technology have significantly enhanced our ability to observe the minute details of tumors, but this also brings the challenge of interpreting vast amounts of data generated... Read more


view channel
Image: Made-to-order diagnostic tests may soon be on the horizon (Photo courtesy of McGill University)

Breakthrough in Diagnostic Technology Could Make On-The-Spot Testing Widely Accessible

Home testing gained significant importance during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the availability of rapid tests is limited, and most of them can only drive one liquid across the strip, leading to continued... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2023 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.