QuantiGene RNA assays

Multiple technologies exist to characterize gene expression to help researchers understand cellular processes, diseases, and their underlying mechanisms. From the gold standard PCR to discovery tools such as NGS, complementary expression technologies fulfill a variety of experimental needs while serving as tools to cross-verify each other. Depending on your sample type, available instrumentation, and number of genes being studied, QuantiGene Assays may be the right tool for the job.

QuantiGene RNA Assays measure gene targets directly from cell lysates or tissue homogenates with no need to purify RNA. Target RNA transcripts are captured through probe hybridization, and then branched DNA technology amplifies a signal. The signal is read using a Luminex instrument for multiplex assays or a luminometer for single targets.

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QuantiGene assay formats

QuantiGene Plex Assay Kits

Multiplex up to 80 targets per single sample for maximal throughput and results using Luminex xMAP® bead technology. Custom design your own panel using our configurator tool, or select from one of our preassembled panels.

QuantiGene Singleplex Assay Kits

Accurately measure single transcripts using a standard luminometer. Search from our catalog of thousands of probe sets, or we can design probes to your custom sequences.


How it works

Watch this video to learn how the QuantiGene Plex Assay works. The QuantiGene Plex Assay utilizes xMAP Luminex beads for multiplexing of 3 to 80 RNA targets followed by branched DNA-based signal amplification. The assay is performed in a 96-well plate and signal is detected using a Luminex instrument. You can choose from a variety of preassembled panels or custom design your own plex using our design tool.

Video: QuantiGene Plex – How It Works

Watch this video to learn how the QuantiGene Singleplex/ Singleplex HT assays work. QuantiGene Singleplex and Singleplex HT assay can accurately measure a single transcript from lysed cells, tissue homogenates, prepared blood or FFPE samples. The Singleplex Assay is performed in a 96-well plate and signal is detected using a standard luminometer. The Singleplex HT Assay is performed in a higher-throughput 384-well plate.

Video: QuantiGene Singleplex Assay – How It Works

Comparison of QuanitGene Assay to qPCR
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Watch this video to learn how the QuantiGene Plex Assay works. The QuantiGene Plex Assay utilizes xMAP Luminex beads for multiplexing of 3 to 80 RNA targets followed by branched DNA-based signal amplification. The assay is performed in a 96-well plate and signal is detected using a Luminex instrument. You can choose from a variety of preassembled panels or custom design your own plex using our design tool.

Video: QuantiGene Plex – How It Works

Watch this video to learn how the QuantiGene Singleplex/ Singleplex HT assays work. QuantiGene Singleplex and Singleplex HT assay can accurately measure a single transcript from lysed cells, tissue homogenates, prepared blood or FFPE samples. The Singleplex Assay is performed in a 96-well plate and signal is detected using a standard luminometer. The Singleplex HT Assay is performed in a higher-throughput 384-well plate.

Video: QuantiGene Singleplex Assay – How It Works

Comparison of QuanitGene Assay to qPCR
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QuantiGene assay services

We are your outsourcing partner for multiplex gene expression analyses:

  • Proof of principles
  • Gene signature verification
  • Gene-expression based compound screens
  • Any other multiplexed gene expression project

Name up to 80 gene targets whose expression you want to measure, and we will design, build, and QC your custom QuantiGene Plex Panel, run your samples, and deliver data to you all within 5 weeks. Simply submit an inquiry and one of our specialists will get in touch with you to discuss your options and how best our QuantiGene Plex assay services can meet your project needs. Please use the Request information about services button below to get started.

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We can accept the following sample types:

  • Purified RNA
  • Cell lysates, pre-lysed in QuantiGene buffer
  • Tissue (whole blood, fresh or frozen tissue, FFPE) pre-lysed in QuantiGene buffer

Methods magazing cover

Click on the link below to discover how multiplexing can be used to examine secreted proteins and mRNA expression levels on a single Luminex platform. This publication specifically details how the ProcartaPlex and QuantiGene Plex assays can be paired to measure both proteins and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in a single sample run on a Luminex platform.

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