We utilize the Luminex xMAP system to provide multiplex protein biomarker monitoring, validation and screening. Multiple target proteins can be monitored simultaneously in the same samples. Kits developed by Luminex strategic partners that have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA can be used on the Luminex system for diagnostic purposes. Custom assays can be developed using antibodies supplied by the client or off the shelf assays can be obtained from strategic partners for most biomedical research applications.
Most biological and clinical samples can be analyzed, including, tissue homogenate, cell lysate, whole blood, serum, plasma, purified proteins and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded samples. Partial list of assays available: cancer markers, cardiac markers, cellular signaling, cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors, endocrine, isotyping, matrix metalloproteinases, metabolic markers, neurobiology, and transcription factors/nuclear receptors.
Why xMAP technology?
We offer the following services based on the xMAP technology:
|Sample Preparation 1||Homogenization, protein quantitation using ToPA Bradford protein assay kit.||Per sample|
|Sample Preparation 2||Includes precipitation, buffer exchange, protein quantitation, etc. and the use of ToPI-DIGE, ToPREP and ToPA kits.||Per sample|
|Sample Preparation 3||Depletion of abundant protein e.g. bovine or human serum albumin using ASK-Column kit.||Per sample|
|Sample Preparation 4||Depletion of abundant protein e.g. bovine or human serum albumin using ASK-Solvent kit.||Per sample|
|Sample Preparation 5||Depletion IgY Column Depletion of 14 abundant proteins from serum / plasma using IgY column.||Per sample|
Quantitative protein analysis using Luminex xMAP technology. The level of up to 100 proteins can be measured simultaneously in 50ul of serum, plasma, tissue lysate and other body fluids.
|Assay Development for xMAP analysis of Proteins||This service involves development assays to target proteins(s) of interest.||Per target|