More Data Points Using Less Sample and Reagents. Significant Savings.
A 5-fold miniaturization reduces total assay costs by 60–80%
DropArray™ plates allow 5x more wells to be run from a single assay kit
Multiplex Luminex® assays are robust and generate highly sensitive data from a variety of samples types. However, these assays are costly and involve expensive reagents and often valuable samples. Curiox’s new DropArray™ plates allow users to analyze the same number of analytes at a fraction of the cost and sample consumption. DropArray™ plates use 5-fold smaller volumes, so the same amount of reagent can produce 5x more data points.
Easy Set Up. Flexible Format. Compatible Design.
DropArray™ plates are fully compatible with existing workflows
Use your established, standard protocols with DropArray™ plates. The overall workflow remains the same. Available in 96-well format, the plates are offered individually or in bulk to suit your assay needs. Because they are easy to use with standard robotics, therefore there’s no need for additional capital investment. DropArray™ plates are compatible with both polystyrene and magnetic beads. In addition, DropArray™ plates can be quickly washed with a convenient washer that avoids unnecessary bead loss, providing additional cost savings.
Superior Sensitivity. Enhanced Quality. Consistent Results.
Miniaturization at the 10–15 µl level maintains the statistical analysis with sufficient beads present
Excellent retention of beads, even after extensive washing
In side-by-side comparisons, DropArray™ plates match standard microplates both in levels of sensitivity and quality of results. Furthermore, they show consistency assay after assay.
5x savings on magnetic multiplexing beads and sample volume. A conventional microtiter plate (MTP) running 25 µl sample + 25 µl beads, compared to Curiox DA-Bead plates running 5 µl sample + 5 µl beads (top). When plotted against one another, DA-Bead plates and MTP plates show practically identical correlation (bottom graphs).
How DA-Bead Plates Stack Up
|DA-Bead Plate (96-well plate)||MTP (96-well plate)|
|Sample volume||10 µl*||50 µl*|
|Bead volume||5 µl*||25 µl*|
|Sensitivity||Same as MTP or improved||N/A|
|Cross-reactivity||Same as MTP or improved||N/A|
|Ease of washing||More convenient, faster||N/A|
|No. of wells per kit||480||96|
|Total reagent cost of one 96-well assay||$300||$1500|
|Wash of non-magnetic beads||Easy||Difficult|
|*These values represent volumes from eBioscience’s Procartaplex™ kit.|
The MX-Bead Program Maximizes Your Luminex Assay Output
The Mx-Bead Program is an easy and affordable way to convert to DA-Bead plates for all your Luminex assay needs.
- Generate more data with less sample volume. Use 5x less sample volume per well. Set up more wells from a single Luminex assay kit.
- Save on bead-based reagents. A 5-fold miniaturization reduces assay costs by 60–80%.
- Easily convert your assays to DA-Bead plates. Fully compatible with existing workflows and ready to use in minutes.
What is the Mx-Bead Program?
It’s a pay-as-you-go consumable and equipment package that includes both DA-Bead plates and a proprietary washing system.
What are the up-front costs involved?
Curiox is excited to offer Luminex assay users the ability to get up and running without any additional capital expense. The program includes DA-Bead plates and an easy pay-per-use fee for the washer. No hidden costs. Pay for what you use and nothing more.
How much time will it take to switch from standard microplates to DA-Bead plates?
Because the workflow remains the same, you can be up and running in minutes. If you do need an extra hand, Curiox has a team of field application specialists ready to help.
How can I get started?
Contact us today to set up a call or demo.