Bio-Rad Introduces Bio-Plex Pro™ Human Inflammation Panels for Superior Profiling of Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Other Disease Biomarkers

Date: 
12/11/2014
Bio-Plex Human Inflammation Panels
Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels allow simultaneous quantification of 37 key biomarkers of inflammation.

Hercules, CA — December 12, 2014 — Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the launch of its new Bio-Plex Pro™ Human Inflammation Panels, multiplex immunoassays that enable detection and quantification of the most comprehensive set of key inflammation biomarkers in a single assay.

Inflammation contributes to seven of the top ten causes of mortality, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. This underscores the critical need to identify and monitor underlying inflammation biomarkers — biochemical signs of inflammation — to aid in disease research and drug discovery and development. Other companies have developed products to quantify inflammation biomarkers, but have thus far not been able to deliver a multiplex solution that allows analysis of key inflammation biomarkers in a single assay.

The Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panel is the first multiplex immunoassay to enable detection of key inflammation biomarkers from the tumor necrosis factor (TNF), human interferon (IFN), matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), and IL-10/regulatory T cell (Treg) cytokine families in one assay. Using this panel, researchers can now study 37 key biomarkers of inflammation simultaneously in a single assay, allowing them to save precious time, money, and sample.

Benefits of Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels include:

  • Flexible ordering options — the panels are available as premixed and ready-to-use large screening kits (37-plex or 24-plex), a pathway-focused Treg 12-plex kit, singleplex assays, or any custom kits
  • Rapid results — multiplex data are generated in 3–4 hours through the use of magnetic beads and protocols that deliver rapid turnaround time
  • Easy preparation — Bio-Plex Pro Kits require only a single sample dilution factor and single-level control, simplifying setup

Bio-Plex Pro Human Inflammation Panels are compatible with the Bio-Plex® 100/200,
Bio-Plex® 3D, and Bio-Plex® MAGPIX™ Platforms, as well as all other Luminex-based xMAP Instruments and Software.

For more information about Bio-Rad’s Bio-Plex product portfolio, please visit www.bio‑rad.com/bioplexpr.

About Bio-Rad
About Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and healthcare industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs more than 7,800 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2.1 billion in 2013. For more information, visit our website at www.bio-rad.com.

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For more information contact:
Brett Houser
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
510-741-5613
Brett_Houser@bio-rad.com

Ken Li
Chempetitive Group
312-997-2436 x112
kli@chempetitive.com