Compare Multiplex Platforms

There are three main technologies utilizing the multiplexing format. The Q-Plex™ Technology is a planar-based format in 96-well plates whereas other technologies employ costly electro-chemiluminescent or complex bead-based arrays. Below is a comparison chart compiled from public information on these different methodologies.

Q-Plex™ Technology Electro-Chemiluminescent Bead-Based
Time 2100 data points / test 960 data points / test >5000 data points / test
Sample Size 15-50 µl / test 50-100 µl / test 12.5-50 µl / test
Cost $1,318 (9-Plex) $1,519 (10-Plex) $2,002 (9-Plex)
Protocol Similar to ELISA Complex-electronic chip in 96 well plate Complex-microfluidic channels
Equipment Q-View Imager ($16-38K) Equipment ($60-250K) Equipment ($50-200K)
Sample Types Many types Many types Problems with serum and other viscous samples
Variation Acceptable Variability ≤10% CV Acceptable Variability ≤10% CV Bead-lot to lot variability
Cost Per Data Point $0.85 per data point $1.58 per data point $2.02 per data point
Sensitivity Low pg/mL Low pg/mL Low pg/mL
High Throughput Possible Possible Not Possible