Multiplexing instrumentation for the measurement of proteins and RNA (gene expression)

The Luminex family of systems includes options for various multiplexing capabilities, throughputs, and read times. Compare our systems below to determine which Luminex instrument is right for your laboratory.


Which Luminex model is right for you?

xMAP INTELLIFLEX DR-SE System

xMAP INTELLIFLEX System

FLEXMAP 3D System

Luminex 200 System

Optics

Lasers, APDs, PMTs 

Hardware

Flow cytometry–based lasers, APDs, PMTs 

Footprint including PC (linear bench space)

58.4 cm x 61 cm x 76 cm

58.4 cm x 61 cm x 76 cm

110 cm x 62 cm x 63 cm

115 cm x 60 cm x 50 cm

Weight (analyzer)

54.5 kg (120 lb) 

54.5 kg (120 lb) 

77.1 kg (170 lb) 

49 kg (113 lb) 

Multiplex capacity

Up to 500 

Up to 500 

Up to 500 

Up to 100 

(80 on MagPlex) 

Maximum available commercial assay plex

80 

80 

80 

80 

Application

Protein/nucleic acid 

Sample volume

6.3–80 µL (assay dependent)   

25–80 µL (assay dependent)   

Plate format 

96-well or 384-well 

96-well or 384-well 

96-well or 384-well 

96-well 

Read time

96-well in ~20 min 

384-well in ~75 min 

96-well in ~20 min 

384-well in ~75 min 

96-well in ~20 min 

384-well in ~75 min 

45 min (96-well) 

Sensitivity (assay dependent)

0.06–1 pg/mL (immunoassays) 
1,000 RNA copies per target/well (RNA assays) 

Reporter laser/optics

532 nm (green) and 

405 nm (violet) 

532 nm (green)  

532 nm (green)  

532 nm (green)  

Dynamic range

≥ 5.5 logs (RP1) 

≥ 4.5 logs (RP2) 

≥ 5.5 logs (RP1) 

≥ 4.5 logs (RP1) 

≥ 3.5 logs (RP1) 

Operational validation

Calibration, verification, and fluidics 

21 CFR compliance

Coming in 2022 

Coming in 2022 

Yes 

Yes 

Automation

Coming in 2022 

Coming in 2022 

Integration software 

Integration software 

Analytics (software)

Data analysis apps for Luminex assays on the
Thermo Fisher Connect Platform 

xPONENT basic plus Thermo Fisher Connect Platform


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