Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. introduced the Bio-Plex Pro magnetic bead-based human and mouse cytokine assays that offer fast and accurate performance for the detection of multiple biomarkers in a single experiment, using as little as 12.5 microliters of serum, plasma, or other body fluids.
Magnetic bead-based assays enable magnetic separation during wash steps by using a fully-automated magnetic bead washer, the Bio-Plex Pro Wash Station, for results within three to four minutes. For all 32 mouse cytokine assays, as well as for all 50 human cytokine assays, transfer to the magnetic bead-based format showed comparable or improved performance as compared to polystyrene bead-based Bio-Plex cytokine assays.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 5, May, 2009, p.35.