Oct 23, 2018

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Luminex Corporation in Agreement to Acquire MilliporeSigma’s Flow Cytometry Portfolio

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ATLANTA (October 23, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Luminex Corporation (Luminex; NASDAQ: LMNX), in its agreement to acquire MilliporeSigma’s flow cytometry portfolio. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018.

The acquisition expands Luminex’s existing offering of flow-based detection systems, which is based around its innovative xMAP® multiplexing technology. xMAP Technology combines advanced fluidics, optics, and digital signal processing with proprietary microsphere technology to deliver industry-leading, multiplexed assay capabilities.

MilliporeSigma’s flow cytometry portfolio includes Amnis®, the market-leading family of imaging flow cytometry products for cell-based analysis, as well as their Guava® portfolio of products, which are economical, high-performance systems based on microcapillary technologies.

SGR Partner Jonathan Minnen, in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, served as lead transaction counsel for Luminex, along with Richard Rew, the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Luminex.

About Luminex Corporation
The mission at Luminex is to empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health. Luminex offers a wide range of solutions applicable in diverse markets including clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical drug discovery, biomedical research, genomic and proteomic research, biodefense research, and food safety. Luminex accelerates reliable answers while simplifying complexity and delivering certainty with a seamless experience. To learn more about Luminex, please visit 

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 220 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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