Luminex Corporation is a biotechnology company based in Austin, Texas, with offices in Madison, Wisconsin, Toronto, the Netherlands, Shanghai and Tokyo. Luminex develops, manufactures and markets proprietary biological testing technologies with applications in life-sciences. It develops proprietary instruments and assays utilizing its xMAP open-architecture multi-analyte platform, MultiCode real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and multiplex PCR-based technologies. It serves pharmaceutical companies, clinical laboratories, and research and medical institutions. Luminex Corporation was founded in 1995.