xMAP® Technology uses color-coded microspheres to detect multiple protein or oligonucleotide analytes from a single aliquot of sample in a single reaction well, enabling you to generate more data while saving sample, time, and reagents. Depending on your targets and the application, there are five different microsphere types to select from to produce the best experimental results.
MicroPlex® are carboxylated polystyrene microspheres that have been dyed into 100 spectrally distinct sets or “regions”, allowing them to be individually identified by an xMAP instrument. In the multiplex assay environment the microspheres act as both the surface for the solution phase assay and the spectral identifier that the instrument detects. The open architecture of xMAP Technology enables users to build custom multiplex assays or select from a broad menu commercially available kits.
MicroPlex microspheres are: