This is course 1 of a 6-part xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays series. This course will give you an understanding of immunoassays in general, different types of ELISAs, xMAP bead-based immunoassays and explain the difference between traditional ELISAs and xMAP bead-based immunoassays. 

These series of courses were developed from a collection of frequently asked questions and challenges faced in the field and led by Bio-Rad’s field application scientists and marketing product managers.

These courses are structured to gradually progress from understanding the basics of immunoassays to understanding xMAP technology, running xMAP bead-based assays, and data analysis on the Bio-Plex Manager software. 

They are designed for anyone who is new to Immunoassays and xMAP technology as well as experienced xMAP bead-based assay users who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the technology and assays. Along the way, you’ll learn some tried and tested tips and tricks that will be useful in running successful xMAP bead-based multiplex assays.    

You will receive a downloadable certificate upon successful completion of each course. 

What you will learn

in Course 1: Immunoassays Overview

  • Fundamentals of Immunoassays

  • Different types of ELISAs

  • xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays

  • xMAP Vs. Traditional ELISA

Course Overview

This is a preview, please enroll to access these lessons

    1. Welcome to the course

    2. How to use this course

    3. Meet the instructor

    4. Introduction to Course 1: Immunoassays Overview

    1. Fundamentals of Immunoassays

    2. Quiz #1

    1. ELISA

    2. Quiz #2

    1. xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays

    2. Quiz #3

    1. xMAP Immunoassays Resources

    2. Get Your Free 96-Well Plate Template Post-It Pad

Please Enroll To See All Content

  • Free
  • 12 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Meet your instructor

Global Product Manager, Bio-Plex Immunoassays Vanitha Margan

Vanitha Margan is the Global Product Manager for the Immunoassays Team at Bio‑Rad Laboratories. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia with a double major in Biochemistry and Chemistry. She earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix, USA. She started her career as a medical laboratory scientist in a clinical laboratory and has held field application specialist and sales roles for a clinical diagnostics and life science products distributor in Malaysia. Since joining Bio‑Rad in 2007, she has held roles in both Clinical Diagnostics and Life Science Groups spanning from technical support, sales, regional marketing, and global commercialization marketing. Her specialties include clinical chemistry, diabetes monitoring, infectious diseases, inflammation markers, and laboratory quality control.

Course Reviews

4 star rating

So informative

Rasha Alsaleh

This course was so helpful to refresh my memory about immunoassays and to get to know xMAP technology. Thank you.

This course was so helpful to refresh my memory about immunoassays and to get to know xMAP technology. Thank you.

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Ana Queirós

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Anastasiya Sapun

Excellent course))) everything is clear 😊

Excellent course))) everything is clear 😊

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  • Who should take this course?

    This course is designed for people who want to have a fundamental understanding of the xMAP Bead-based immunoassays.

  • How long will this course take?

    This class should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    Once all sections of this course have been completed a certificate with your name and course name will be available for download.

  • Will I be able to ask questions and get answers?

    By enrolling in this class you will be automatically added to Bio-Rad's Bio-Plex immunoassays community. This is a highly collaborative place to ask questions and share ideas with the instructors and your peers. You can post pictures, comments and reply to others.

  • What are the other classes in this series?

    There are six classes in the "xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays" series. Course 1: Immunoassays Overview, Course 2: xMAP Technology, Course 3: Systems and Accessories, Course 4: Assay Preparation, Course 5: Software, Course 6: Data Analysis

  • Do I have to take the classes in order?

    It is recommended that you take the six xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays classes in order. There are concepts introduced in earlier classes that are referred to in the later classes.

All Courses

In the xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays Series

Course 1: Immunoassays Overview

Course 2: xMAP Technology (coming soon)

Course 3: Systems and Accessories (coming soon) 

Course 4: Assay Preparation (coming soon) 

Course 5: Software (coming soon) 

Course 6: Data Analysis (coming soon) 

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