Luminex xMAP® Technology
Luminex Xmap Multiplexed microbead array technology: Researchers interested in taking advantage of new technologies to analyze smaller sample volumes for multiple analytes simultaneously have access to the technology in the RHIC core lab. The Luminex microbead array system is applicable for a variety of small molecule or biomolecules including nucleic acid, protein and carbohydrate. The RHIC lab sponsors demonstrations and assists investigators in using Luminex microarray bead technology. The RHIC maintains a Luminex 200 core service with a BioRad BioPlex instrument. The BioRad BioPlex offers both user-friendly software and calibration/validation and quality control options suitable for clinical study and research use. The Bioplex 200 is located in room 3-4118.
To use the Luminex service, you need to register and be trained. There is a $100 training fee. Please complete the Luminex Training Request Form to register and contact Shelley Secor-Socha to be trained. Once this is done, you will have access to the instrument calendar to sign up for use. There is an $18/hour fee for Luminex use.
Luminex fee = $18/hr
Training fee = $100*
|*Multiple lab personnel may be trained together.|
Other Instrumentation Required for Bead based Assays Available through RHIC:
- Bead based plate washer, plate shaker, and plate vacuum system at no charge that be be reserved through the calendar reservation system. Sign up through the Instument Calendar.
- Sonicator. Sign up through the Instrument Calendar.
Other Services provided by the RHIC:
- Assay service and plate reading service. Please contact Dr. Sally Quataert, Sally_Quataert@urmc.rochester.edu, 585- 273-2454.