MAGPIX by Luminex xMAP technology

  • MAGPIX is an instrument that allows simultaneously, detecting and quantifying multiple proteins in a single biological sample. With this magnetic bead-based system it is possible to measure up to 50 analytes in 25 µL of sample.

    Find a user guide for MAGPIX here and a quick user guide here.

    If you have any questions, please contact the FCF staff.


Optical configuration

Unlike flow cytometry, the MAGPIX instrument flows beads with significantly less fluid volume into a chamber. There they are held in a monolayer with a magnet. LEDs are focused on the chamber to illuminate the beads, which are imaged using a CCD camera. Image processing algorithms are then run to deliver the assay results.

General policies for MAGPIX use

  1. It is mandatory to have a reservation in Agendo to use the Magpix.
  2. If a user is using Magpix for the first time, we recommend talking with the head of the FC facility to devise a plan and advise the user.
  3. Every reservation must be confirmed by the FC facility staff who will check their availability to operate the machine.