Multiplexing Assays

Basic automated Luminex bead plate reader

PAA have had a long association with the automation of the Luminex plate readers, integrating multiple units and the sample preparation steps.

These systems have been built around our KiNEDx robot. These load the microplates, with the treated beads, via a barcode reader and a Thermo (H & P) shaker, to the plate reader. The Overlord control method allows full control of the plate reader. These automated Luminex plate readers systems have been supplied to a number of major pharmaceutical companies.

The basic automated Luminex system consists of:

  • Luminex plate Rreader
  • KiNEDx robot – plate transport
  • Plate stacks
  • Shaker – to keep the beads homogenised in the carrier fluid
  • Barcode reader – to positively identify the plate
Other options

The basic automated system has been expanded with:

  • Multiple Luminex readers in a single work cell
  • Caliper Twister II, Hamilton SWAP, KiNEDx robots
  • Tecan Gemini/EVO pipetting station for liquid handling before a plate read
  • Bio-Rad Bio-Plex/ACS software control of the Luminex plate reader


Features & benefits
  • Unattended operation
  • Complete walk away functionality
  • 100% usage of the instrument
  • No longer have to wait for instrument to complete the run
  • Sample tracking
  • Homogenisation of the plate contents
  • Automatic warming up of the instrument – ready for use when you come in to the lab