Application Note: Automated Washing of Cancer Biomarker Assays
4 March 2012

Diagnostic biomarkers are a key element in cancer research. Recently attention is being placed on identifying soluble extracellular circulating biomarkers, which can provide information on the body response to cancer, as well as the relationship between a tumor cell and its environment. Because cancer is a series of different disease states, the study of individual biomarkers is usually inadequate to study the complex relationship between a tumor and its environment. In this application note, results obtained with the MAGPIX reader and compared to that of the LX100™ using the ELx50 to automate the wash steps of a EMD Millipore Cancer Biomarker 22-plex multiplex.