Member since: 2016
Organization: Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Very good equipment, with enormous potential for the analysis of small sample volumes.
Application Area: Analyze metabolites in saliva
"Although the technique has enormous potential, there is still much to fine-tune for its application in saliva., especially with regard to sensitivity. In our lab, SalivaTec, we have been working to improve these results. This technique is cost-effective. The fact that we can analyze several molecules simultaneously is a great advantage and greatly reduces costs per sample. Kits always come with detailed instructions which makes their application quite easy and error-proof. With regard to after-sales service, Bio-Rad technicians are not very knowledgeable about solving problems, despite their goodwill. We have gotten more technical help from Millipore technicians."
Member since: 2012
Organization: Hunter College
Gives great results, fast.
Application Area:Analyze immune marker analytes
"Easy to use, must take cautions when washing samples."
Member since: 2013
Organization: University of Birmingham
Application Area:Urinary Light Chains In Myeloma Patients
"Has the ability to assay an impressive 83 samples per run. It also makes it super easy to check QC. Finally, as it plots the calibration curves this allows the user to assess the run readily."
Member since: 2013
Organization: Hacettepe University Center for Stem Cell Research and Development
Application Area:analysis of bone marrow plasma samples
"We ordered the 21-plex M50-00031YV and 27-plex cytokine M50-0KCAF0Y arrays to assess levels of cytokines in human bone marrow plasma samples. We found the procedure in general easy to follow. However, during the analysis we found that despite the fact that the premixed combinations of cytokines were all pipetted at once, some of the cytokine control curves did not look well. As a result some of the cytokines could not be analysed, whereas other cytokines from the same wells and the same procedure did not encounter any problems. Since apparently all the pipetting and washing procedures went well, we firmly believe a technical error during manufacturing (or premixing of the cytokines) may have resulted in these results. From the in total 48 analysed cytokines, we encountered problems only with the following 6 cytokines: Eotaxin, IL-13, IL-15, IL-2, IL-7 and SDF-1a. All other cytokines were read and analysed appropriately."
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