If you need fast results, have limited samples volume, and want to save time and money then multiplexing is for you.
Multiplexing enables you to detect and analyze several assays in parallel providing you with the following advantages:
- Saves cost for reagents, consumables and labor
- Saves time by allowing you to read dozens, even hundreds of data points simultaneously
- Saves precious sample
- Give you the ability to test a host of markers simultaneously
- Ensures the accuracy of test results through the inclusion of internal quality controls, standards and calibration curves
- Increases sample throughput
The key to multiplexing is miniaturization. Instead of having just one assay in a well a whole array of miniaturized, spotted assays is analyzed simultaneously. Combining several tests brings significant savings in time and money.
Sensovation’s Microarray Analyzers are designed for low density planar arrays with up to a couple of hundred multiplexed measurements. Arrays typically contain between 15 and 500 spots, but this varies significantly depending on the application. These arrays are printed on glass slides, special biochips, or on the bottom of the wells of standard 96-well plates. The latter format specifically is ideally-suited for multiplexing ELISA assays because existing liquid handling equipment can be used.
Typical multiplexed assays include genotyping, DNA arrays, protein arrays, and multiplexed immunoassays, such as ELISAs.