MAGPIX is an instrument that allows simultaneously, detecting and quantifying multiple proteins in a single biological sample. With this magnetic bead-based system is possible to measure up to 50 analytes in 25 µL of sample. The underlying technology remains one of the most applied in life sciences, including clinical diagnostics.
Unlike flow cytometry which leverages a fluid flow to align beads single file through a cuvette, where they can be illuminated with lasers, 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.
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MAGPix is connected to a PC loaded with xPONENT for machine interface and data acquisition. Acquired data is saved directly on the hard drive, see the C:\\Program Files\xPONENT\Output folder for this purpose. Due to space constraints, all data is routinely cleaned. To avoid data loss, the users MUST transfer their data to another location. The best way to store your own data is to transfer it to a pen-drive, USB external hard disk, or to your directory in filespc server. To transfer data to filespc or to another network location, follow these steps: