Bio-Plex® 200 Systems



The Bio-Plex® 200 system is a suspension array system which offers protein and nucleic acid researchers a reliable multiplex assay solution that permits analysis of up to 100 biomolecules in a single sample.

Included System Components

  • Array reader — combines 2 lasers, high-throughput fluidics, and real-time digital signal processing to distinguish up to 100 different color-coded bead sets, each representing a different assay
  • Microplate platform — automates the reading of 96-well plates, yielding up to 9,600 data points in about 35 min
  • Calibration and validation kits — system tools for daily calibration of signal output and for IQ/OQ and monthly validation of the primary performance parameters of the reader
  • Bio-Plex MCV plate IV — maintenance, calibration, and validation (MCV) plate customized for hands-free startup, shutdown, and performance testing
  • PC and monitor — includes Intel Core i5 processor, DVD-RW, Windows 7 operating system, Bio-Plex Manager, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader software, and a 17″ flat-screen monitor”
  • Bio-Plex Manager™ software — controls the instrument, data acquisition, and data analysis for superior curve fitting, statistics reporting, and charting features, without requiring the exporting or importing of files
  • Bio-Plex® SNP Manager™ data analysis utility — simple-to-use data analysis tool for nucleic acid applications


Environment conditions  
Operating temperature 15–30°C (59–86°F)
Operating humidity, noncondensing 20–80%
Operating altitude Designed to operate at up to 2,000 m (6,600′) mean sea level
Compensatory range ±2°C
UL installation category UL Installation Category II, as defined in Annex J of UL 3101–1
Pollution degree UL Pollution Degree 2, as defined in Section 3.7, 3.2, of UL 3101–1
Bio-Plex Array Reader Specifications  
Input voltage range 100–240 V, 1.5 A, 47 – 63 Hz
Physical dimensions (W x D x H), cm 43 x 51 x 23
Weight, kg/lb 23/60
Reporter laser 532 nm, >10 mW, frequency-doubled diode; 30 x 60 µm elliptical beam
Classification laser 635 nm, 10 mW, diode; 30 x 60 µm elliptical beam
Sheath flow rate, µl/sec 90
Cuvette 200 µm square flow channel
Sample injection rates, µl/sec 60
Reporter channel detection Photomultiplier tube, A/D resolution 14 bits
Classification and doublet discriminator channel detection Avalanche photodiodes with temperature compensation, A/D resolution 12 bits
Communication interface RS–232
Signal Processing  
Measurement resolution 15 bits effective
Processor modes Linear, with logarithmic or linear display option
Dynamic range, dB 70
Bio-Plex Microplate Platform Specifications  
Input voltage range 100–240 V, 1.8 A, 47–63 Hz
Physical dimensions (W x D x H), cm 44 x 61 x 8
Weight, kg/lb 14.4 (32)
Communications interface RS–232
Plate capacity One 96-well microtiter plate, ≤0.75


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