xMAP® Technology allows users to perform a wide range of protein- and nucleic acid-based multiplex assays, which can simultaneously detect up to 500 targets in a single run.
xMAP means Multi-Analyte Profiling, where the “x” represents the biomarkers (such as proteins, nucleic acids, or polysaccharides) that are being tested.
How does xMAP Technology work?
xMAP® Technology uses labeled microspheres or beads, allowing for the simultaneous capture of multiple analytes from a single reaction. Because of their small size and low density, xMAP® microsphere-based assays exhibit virtual solution-phase kinetics during the reaction. The beads are individually read using an xMAP® instrument.
When testing between 1 and 500 targets, xMAP® Technology saves sample, time, and reagents compared to singleplex techniques.
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xMAP® beads pass through a red laser or LED, which excites the internal dyes to distinguish the microsphere set.
Then, a green laser, green LED, or violet laser (xMAP INTELLIFLEX DR-SE only) excites the fluorescent reporter dye to determine the result of the assay.
xMAP® Technology benefits
High-throughput testing and analysis
Because each microsphere serves as an individual test, a large number of different assays can be performed and analyzed simultaneously.
A single xMAP® system can perform assays using several different methods and chemistries, including nucleic acid hybridization, antigen-antibody binding, enzyme activity, receptor-ligand binding, and other protein interactions.
xMAP® Technology generates data and accurately quantifies the biological interactions being tested.
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