Luminex® xMAP® technology combines advanced fluidics, optics, and digital signal processing with proprietary microsphere technology to deliver both high density and high throughput multiplexed assay capabilities at the same time. As a Luminex® partner, we are a preferred distributor and offer the entire portfolio of Luminex® multiplexing instruments, including Luminex® 200™, FLEXMAP 3D®, and xMAP® INTELLIFLEX platforms, covering the full range of multiplexing capabilities. Read below to learn more about xMAP® technology and see a comparison of the Luminex® multiplexing platforms.
Figure 1.Luminex® multiplexing technology consists of xMAP® bead-based immunoassays that can be analyzed using two types of instruments: flow cytometry-based analyzers and LED-based analyzers. LED-based detection is used in compact multiplexing instruments like the MAGPIX® system (discontinued).
xMAP® technology makes use of labeled beads to detect multiple analytes from the same sample. Combined with MILLIPLEX® assays, Luminex® instruments provide fast, reproducible, and reliable results which can be analyzed on Belysa® software.
Advantages of xMAP® technology over other traditional immunoassay methods include:
The Luminex® system is the combination of four core technologies:
The xMAP® INTELLIFLEX system is the latest addition to Luminex® instrumentation. This compact system is a flow-based, multiplex platform that simplifies your workflow. By combining the established performance of xMAP® technology with advanced features, the new platform elevates your assay performance. There are two options for this system, the xMAP® INTELLIFLEX model and the xMAP® INTELLIFLEX DR-SE model that has a second reporter, allowing you to get more data from each sample.
Figure 2.xMAP® INTELLIFLEX System
INTELLIFLEX features include:
The Luminex® 200™ system provides a complete mid to high-range solution for rapid, accurate biomarker quantification. The Luminex® XY Platform (Luminex® XYP™ platform) complements the Luminex® 200™ system by automating the sequential positioning of each well of a microtiter plate. This enables you to perform a total of up to 9,600 unattended tests per plate in less than one hour.
Figure 3.Luminex® 200™ System
Advantages of the Luminex® 200™ system include:
The FLEXMAP 3D® system combines differentially dyed fluorescent microsphere sets with an innovative instrument design to enable precise, flexible, rapid multiplexing of up to 500 unique assays within a single sample. With automated probe height adjustment, simplified routine maintenance operations, and an intuitive software interface, the FLEXMAP 3D® system allows high-throughput multiplex quantification of protein and nucleic acid biomarkers.
Figure 4.FLEXMAP 3D® System
Advantages of the FLEXMAP 3D® system:
*The FLEXMAP 3D® system is a class 1(l) laser product.