Bio-Plex Reader and Tools

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We provide a premium selection of instruments, software, calibration, and validation kits to ensure consistent and reproducible results using our Bio-Plex Multiplex Immunoassays, powered by Luminex xMAP technology.

Bio-Plex Readers & Tools

Bio-Plex 200 Systems 
The Bio-Plex Suspension Array System offers researchers a flexible and reliable multiplex assay solution that permits analysis of up to 100 biomolecules in a single sample.

Bio-Plex 200 systemsBio-Plex 3D Suspension Array System

Bio-Plex 3D Suspension Array System 
The Bio-Plex 3D System is the next generation multiplexing platform based on xMAP technology. Expanded multiplexing capability, faster time to results, and automation make it the platform of choice for high-throughput testing.


System Comparison

Bio-Plex 200

Bio-Plex 200 

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Bio-Plex 3D

Bio-Plex 3D 

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Optics Lasers/APDs/PMTs Lasers/APDs/PMTs
Hardware Flow cytometry-based Flow cytometry-based
Bead Compatibility Magnetic and nonmagnetic Magnetic and nonmagnetic
Multiplex Capacity 100 500
Read Time ~45 min/96-well plate ~20 min/96-well plate 
~75 min/384-well plate
Applications Protein/nucleic acid Protein/nucleic acid
Dynamic Range 3.5 logs 4.5 logs
Footprint including PC 
Approx. (Width, Depth, Height)
115 x 60 x 50 cm 
(45 x 23.6 x 20 in)
110 x 62 x 63 cm 
(43 x 24 x 25 in)
Weight (Analyzer) 49 kg (113 lbs) 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Documentation Brochure  |  User Manuals Brochure  |  User Manuals

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Bio-Plex System Applications and Uses

Bio-Plex System Applications and Uses 
Watch short videos to learn how the Bio-Plex System works, how it is used in cardiovascular disease and leukemia research, biomarker identification, and cytokinin expression in cancer.

Bio-Plex Array Reader Design

Bio-Plex Array Reader Design 
Learn about the Bio-Plex optics, fluidics, lasers and detectors which enable the Bio-Plex 200 Sytem to distinguish up to 100 different sets of color-coded polystyrene beads, each bearing a different assay.


Bio-Plex Quick Tip Videos

  • Bio-Plex Quick Tips — Planning for Assay Success Part 1

  • Bio-Plex Quick Tips — Planning for Assay Success Part 2

  • Bio-Plex Quick Tips — Planning for Assay Success Part 3



Multiplex Immunodetection Webinar Series

Join Bio-Rad multiplex immunodetection experts for a webinar series that explores the many factors that go into the design and execution of successful xMAP multiplex immunoassays. Not only will we cover the technology and general how to’s, we’ll also delve into the why’s to give you a deeper understanding and get you on the right path for success. By the end of this series, you’ll be a multiplexing expert.

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Applications & Technologies

  • Multiplex Immunoassays

    Multiplex Immunoassays

    Details on the experimental design, data collection, analysis, and validation of multiplex protein assays using the Bio-Plex Suspension Array System.

  • Biomarker Analysis

    Biomarker Analysis

    Learn how biomarkers such as hormones, cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and phosphoproteins are used to investigate physiological or pharmacological mechanisms.

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