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Bio-Plex Software makes it simple to operate instruments using xMAP technology and analyze multiplex data. It provides system control, validation, calibration, data acquisition, and data analysis for multiplex assays using the Bio-Plex 200 and Bio-Plex 3D Systems. Get results fast whether evaluating individual instrument runs or combining data from multiple runs to characterize your biological system.

Bio-Plex Software

  • Bio-Plex Data Pro™ Software

    Bio-Plex Data Pro Software

    Provides tools to organize and visualize multiple data sets generated from xMAP multiplex experiments. Combines multiple results files, performs basic statistical analysis, and generates graphs and charts.

  • Bio-Plex Manager™ Software, Standard Edition

    Bio-Plex Manager Software, Standard Edition

    Enables data analysis and curve optimization for data generated from any Luminex Instrument.

  • Bio-Plex Manager™ Software, Security Edition

    Bio-Plex Manager Software, Security Edition

    Provides all of the features of the standard edition plus additional functionality to enable compliance with USFDA regulations specified in Title 21, Part 11, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Software Compatibility with Bio-Plex Instruments

Bio-Plex 200 (Luminex 200) Desktop

Bio-Plex 200 (Luminex 200) Desktop*

Bio-Plex 200 (Luminex 200) Instrument

Bio-Plex 200 (Luminex 200) Instrument

Bio-Plex 3D (Flexmap 3D) Instrument

Bio-Plex 3D (Flexmap 3D) Instrument

Perform instrument maintenance and troubleshooting  
Acquire data  
  • Optimize data
  • Automatically identify and remove outliers
  • Simply optimize standard curves
  • Seamlessly convert .csv files from xPONENT to Bio-Plex Manager Format
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant
  • Audit trail
  • Electronic signature
  • Define role access
Assemble data from multiple instrument runs
Label and compare biological replicates
Perform simplified statistical tests for comparing biological replicates
Create scatter plots, box and whisker plots, plus bar graphs
Review results in simple heat maps
Present customized results automatically in common formats
Export results in publication quality formats

* Desktop version can analyze data from any Luminex xMAP Technology Reader. 
** Luminex Software comes with purchase of Bio-Plex 3D system.


  • Bio-Plex Software Resource Page

    Bio-Plex Software Resource Page

    • Find latest versions of Bio-Plex Software
    • Download user guides and manuals
    • Find answers to common questions
  • Bio-Plex Manager™ Standard Lots

    Bio-Plex Manager Standard Lots

    Using the links here you can download protocols containing standard values for versions 4.0 through 5.0 of Bio-Plex Manager software. For version 6.0 use the lots link and download a database of released lots.

  • Bio-Plex Software® Upgrades and Conversions

    Bio-Plex Software Upgrades and Conversions

    Several upgrade kits for the Bio-Plex Manager Software are available to users of previous versions of Bio-Plex Manager Software (3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 6.0 and 6.1.1) and to users of other software packages.

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  • Bio-Rad's Bio-Plex Data Pro Software Overview

    Watch an overview of the various functionalities of the Bio-Plex Data Pro Software.



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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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