MAGPIX® System

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The MAGPIX® system, combined with our MILLIPLEX® MAP magnetic bead-based multi-analyte panels, MILLIPLEX® Analyst 5.1 software and technical support, provides you with a complete smaller scale solution for rapid, accurate biomarker quantification.

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MAGPIX® System Advantages:

  • Low-cost – Entry level platform with proven xMAP® technology.
  • Powerful - More than 125 (and growing) MILLIPLEX® MAP magnetic bead-based assay kits—the largest offering of customizable magnetic bead immunoassay panels for the MAGPIX® instrument.
  • Multiplex - Simultaneously measure up to 50 analytes in as little as 25 μL of sample.
  • Ease of use - Magnetic bead-based technology using CCD imaging.
  • Small footprint – Saves room on your lab bench, requiring only 3 feet (91.44 cm) of linear space.
  • Portable – Easily moves from bench to bench or lab to lab, with minimal setup.

MAGPIX® Instrument Specifications

  • Accuracy and Precision
    • Sample uptake volume ± 5%
    • Classification of microspheres > 80%
    • Misclassification of microspheres ≤ 2%
    • Distinguishes 1 to 50 unique xMAP® microspheres in a single sample
    • Temperature control ± 1°C of target
    • Sample carryover ≤ 4%
    • Soluble background fluorescence emissions at 590 nm ± 24 nm automatically subtracted from fluorescence intensity values
  • Sensitivity
    • Detect ≤ 700 fluorochromes phycoerythrin (PE) per xMAP® microsphere
  • Optics
    • Reporter channel, LED excitation: 511 nm ± 27 nm
    • Reporter channel dynamic range: ≥ 3 decades of detection
    • Reporter / Classification detector: CCD
    • Reporter / Classification A/D resolution 16 bits
    • Focus Lens: 5x magnification
  • Fluidics
    • 96-well plate capability with additional off-plate reagent area
    • Piercing probe capability
    • Auto adjusting probe capability
    • Sample uptake volume 20 µL – 200 µL
    • Internal / removable drive bottle and waste bottle
    • Disposable Drive bottle volume: 650 mL (8 plates)
    • Waste bottle volume: 850 mL
  • Setup
    • Installation ≤ 2 hours
    • System calibration < 10 minutes
  • Capacity
    • Analyze multiple 96-well plates per batch
    • Analyze multiple assay templates per plate
    • Automatic sampling from a 96-well plate. The following microtiter plates are compatible with the MAGPIX® plate holder: flat bottom, conical, round, filter bottom, [overall height no more than 19 mm (0.75 inches)], any color
    • Drive and waste bottles hold enough volume to run up to eight 96-well plates between refills
    • Detect and distinguish surface reporter fluorescence emissions at 590 nm ± 24 nm on the surface of 1-50 unique xMAP® microsphere sets in a single sample
  • General
    • Physical dimensions: 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) W x 60 cm (23.5 inches) D x 43 cm (17 inches) H. Additional space required for the monitor/PC stand, keyboard, mouse and barcode scanner does not exceed 64.8 cm (25.5 inches) W x 61 cm (24 inches)
    • Weight: up to 18 kg (40lbs)
    • Temperature control: Maintains samples at a constant temperature from 35 ºC - 60 ºC (95 ºF - 131 ºF)
    • Warm up time: 15 minutes
    • Plate throughput time: ≤ 60 minutes
  • Operating Environment
    • Temperature: 15 ºC – 35 ºC (59 ºF – 95 ºF)
    • Humidity: 20% - 80%RH, non-condensing
    • Altitude: up to 2400 m (7874 ft) above mean sea level
  • Monitor Specifications
    • Screen resolution and number of colors: SXGA 1280 x 1024 with 32-bit color
    • Screen size: 43 cm (17”)
  • PC Specifications
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2
    • Main memory: 4 G RAM
    • Communication/Ports: four USB version 2.0 compatible high speed ports
    • DVD-RW drive
    • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, SP3
    • CE marked and UL listed