Luminex platforms

The Luminex platform comprises Luminex instruments and multiplex assays for measuring RNA and protein targets. Luminex multiplex assays use xMAP bead-based technology to simultaneously detect and quantitate multiple secreted proteins including cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors. This multiplex technology can also be used to measure gene expression utilizing the Invitrogen QuantiGene Plex assays. The Luminex system produces results comparable to conventional assays such as ELISA and qPCR but with greater efficiency and throughput.