AUSTIN, Texas, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) has won two American Business Awards - Stevie Awards - Most Innovative Company of the Year (for companies with less than 2,500 employees) and Business Innovation of the Year for the MAGPIX System. A record number of nominations were submitted this year with more than 2,800 organizations from virtually all company sizes and industries. In addition to Luminex, notable Stevie Award nominees this year include Apple, Inc., Whole Foods Market, Inc., Cisco, Dell, DHL Express, CIGNA, General Electric, Groupon and Hewlett Packard.
"At Luminex, our passion for innovation inspires us to develop products that help improve patient care and laboratory efficiency, and accelerate the pace of medical and life-science research," said Patrick J. Balthrop, president and CEO of Luminex Corporation. "We are proud of the fact that our products and technology are helping to advance healthcare and science around the globe, and having a positive impact on the safety and well-being of people worldwide. We are honored to receive two Stevie Awards for our innovation."
Luminex currently employs over 500 people and is transforming global healthcare and life-science research through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of proprietary instruments and bioassays for clinical diagnostics and life science research. A recognized leader in the Austin biotechnology community and the industry, Luminex technology is commercially available worldwide and is in use in leading clinical laboratories, academic institutions, as well as major pharmaceutical diagnostic, biotechnology and life-science companies.
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