The Chinese market is growing rapidly, and demand for Luminex’s multiplexing technologies among scientists in China is strong, said Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer of Luminex. Our office in Shanghai will support existing clients and partners, allow us to reach new customers, partners and distributors and serve as a hub for sourcing new products in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This expansion will allow us to reach additional scientists and work further toward achieving our mission of improving the health, safety and quality of life of people worldwide.