This is course 3 of a 6-part xMAP Bead-Based Immunoassays series. This course will give you a deeper understanding of the xMAP bead-based Bio-Plex systems, related accessories, and software overview. 

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

Course 3: Systems and Accessories

  • xMAP bead-based Bio-Plex instruments

  • Software overview

  • Bio-Plex Accessories

  • Instrument maintenance

Course Overview

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    1. Welcome to the course

    2. How to use this course

    3. Meet the instructor

    4. Introduction to Course 3

    1. Systems and Software Overview

    2. Quiz #1

    1. Instruments and Washers

    2. Quiz #2

    1. Maintenance

    2. Quiz #3

    1. Systems and Accessories Resources

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

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  • 12 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Learn about xMAP bead-based Bio-Plex systems, software, and related accessories

Meet your instructor

Field Application Specialist Sarah Daniel

Sarah Daniel has over 12 years of experience in molecular biology and is currently a Field Application Specialist with Bio-Rad Laboratories in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. Sarah earned a master’s degree from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. Her graduate work involved the study of the human microbiome and host-mucosal immune responses. Prior to joining Bio-Rad, Sarah worked as a scientist developing cytokine assays for pharmaceutical clients and managed an R&D team at a molecular diagnostic company developing controls for infectious diseases.


  • 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

Course 3: Systems and Accessories 

Course 4: Assay Preparation (coming soon) 

Course 5: Software (coming soon) 

Course 6: Data Analysis (coming soon) 

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