FLEXMAP 3D® System


High-speed, highly-multiplexed assays for breakthrough research

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University of North Texas & xMAP® Technology
FLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

FLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform.

Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both magnetic and non-magnetic microspheres and is capable of simultaneously measuring up to 500 genes or proteins from a small sample. Automated start-up, shut-down, and maintenance routines make the FLEXMAP 3D easy-to-use and maintain.

Key Features:

  • Multiplexing: Up to 500 analytes in a single sample
  • Dynamic Range (Typical): ≥4.5 logs
  • Read Time: 96-well plate in ~20 min (up to 144,000 tests/hour); 384-well plate in ~75 min (up to 153,600 tests/hour)
  • Daily Start-Up/Shut-Down: ~30 min
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Luminex FLEXMAP 3D® Overview
FLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both
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Galapagos NV & FLEXMAP 3D®
FLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Let FLEXMAP 3D empower your research with:

  • Higher Throughput: Dual sample fluidics paths and increased sample injection speed result in a faster sampling rate. The FLEXMAP 3D System can process 384 samples and generate up to 144,000 data points in just over an hour.
  • High Plexing Capability: The FLEXMAP 3D is compatible with magnetic and non-magnetic microspheres and can discriminate up to 500 different microsphere sets. The platform offers a large menu of commercial kits and reagents to develop custom assays for a wide variety of applications including nucleic acid assays, immunoassays, receptor ligand assays, and enzymatic assays.
  • Automation/LIS Compatibility: xPONENT® Software controls the FLEXMAP 3D System and offers interfacing options for Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and front-end automation platforms. The system accommodates 96 and 384-well plate formats for enhanced sample flexibility and increased throughput.
  • Reliability: The FLEXMAP 3D System has multiple features allowing walk away start-up, shut-down, and maintenance operations, and greatly enhances usability for High Throughput Screening (HTS) applications.

FLEXMAP 3D Specifications

Performance
Multiplexing Capability Up to 500 individual analytes
Dynamic Range ≥4.5 logs
General
Physical Dimensions 58.4 cm W x 63.5 cm D x 45.7 cm H (23” W x 25.7” D x 18” )
Weight No more than 200 lbs (91 Kg)
Plate Heater Operating Range 35 – 60°C (95 – 131°F)
System Warm-Up 30 minutes
Fluidics
Sheath Fluid Pressure 8 – 13 psi
Sample Injection Rate 2 μL/second
Sample Uptake Volume 10 – 200 μL
Optics
Classification Laser Excitation 638 nm
Reporter Laser Excitation 532 nm
Reporter Detector 565 nm – 585 nm
Regulatory
All Luminex instruments are marked in compliance with electrical/safety device standards for appropriate regions. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Luminex.
IQ/OQ Services
Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operational Qualification (OQ) services are performed by Luminex Field Service Engineers, and are critical to ensuring that your instrument is properly installed and operating according to specifications. For more information, please click here, contact your Luminex representative, or email [email protected].

For more details, see the FLEXMAP 3D Specification Sheet.

FLEXMAP 3D Reagents

The FLEXMAP 3D instrument requires sheath fluid to serve as the delivery medium to transport the sample to the instrument’s optics.

This instrument has the option of a 20 L disposable external sheath fluid container or a compact 20X sheath fluid concentrate pack, which can be reconstituted to a 20 L working concentration.

Apart from the significantly reduced storage space required, the concentrate pack can save the user considerable shipping costs; upwards of 80% savings, in some cases.

All xMAP® instruments require regular calibration and performance verification testing, to ensure the systems are operating correctly and to maintain data accuracy. The FLEXMAP 3D instrument is calibrated using a calibration and a verification kit, each providing 25 uses.

Reagent Shipping Policy Information

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Sheath Fluid

Sheath Fluid

FLEXMAP 3D® Calibration Kit

FLEXMAP 3D Calibration Kit

Sheath Fluid PLUS

Sheath Fluid PLUS

FLEXMAP 3D® Performance Verification Kit

FLEXMAP 3D Verification Kit

Learn how to run, maintain, and troubleshoot your FLEXMAP 3D®


General Routine:

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How to run the System Initialization Routine in the FLEXMAP 3D xPONENT® software

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How to add standards and controls if you have created a quantitative or qualitative assay

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How to create a batch from an existing protocol

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

How to use the probe height adjustment tool for 384-well plates

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

How to shutdown the FLEXMAP 3D

Maintenance and Troubleshooting:

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Following the maintenance schedule for FLEXMAP 3D

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Cleaning the sample probe

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Replacing the teflon syringe seal

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Replacing the HEPA filter

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Removing, cleaning, and replacing the ventilation filters

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Replacing the sheath fluid filter

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Replacing the fuses if a fuse has been tripped

Video ThumbnailFLEXMAP 3D® is Luminex’s most advanced and versatile multiplexing platform. Fast read time, compatibility with both 96- and 384-well plates, and ease of integration with front-end automation systems make the FLEXMAP 3D® the platform of choice for high throughput applications. The platform uses both

Removing and preventing a clogs using the clog removal routine

Ordering Information

Instrument

Product Registration Status Part Number
FLEXMAP 3D Research Use Only (RUO) FLEXMAP-3D-RUO
IVD FLEXMAP-3D

Reagents

Product Registration Status Part Number
FLEXMAP 3D Calibration Kit (25 uses) Research Use Only (RUO) F3D-CAL-K25
IVD F3DIVD-CAL-K25
FLEXMAP 3D Performance Verification Kit (25 uses) Research Use Only (RUO) F3D-PVER-K25
IVD F3DIVD-PVER-K25
Sheath Concentrate Pack (1 L) Research Use Only (RUO) 40-50018
IVD 40-75680
Sheath Concentrate PLUS Research Use Only (RUO) Coming Soon
IVD Coming Soon
Sheath Fluid (20 L) Research Use Only (RUO) 40-50015
IVD 40-50000
Sheath Fluid PLUS Research Use Only (RUO) 40-50021
IVD Coming Soon

Accessories & Spare Parts

Product Part Number
96-/384-Well Plate Probe Height Adjustment Tool CN-0298-01
Barcode Scanner, USB CN-PC03-01
FLEXMAP 3D Swivel Base CN-0216-01
Fuse (6 AMP) CN-0226-01
Heater Block, 96-Well Microtiter Plate CN-0224-01
Heater Block, 384-Well Microtiter Plate CN-0223-01
Off-Plate Reagent Block CN-0225-01
Sample Needle Height Alignment Kit CN-0015-01
Sample Probe Needle CN-0221-01
Syringe, 500 μL with Seal CN-0013-01
6-month Preventative Maintenance Kit
(FLEXMAP 3D, Increased Throughput)
CN-0215-01

Ordering Information:

The following details will need to be included with your purchase orders in order to process them:

  • Company name
  • Name, phone number, and email address of purchasing agent
  • Name and phone number of the end user
  • Valid purchase order number
  • Quote reference number, where applicable
  • Complete billing and shipping addresses
  • Product number, description, pricing, and quantity
  • Net 30 payment terms or other agreed upon payment terms
  • FOB shipping point or other agreed upon shipping terms


The FLEXMAP 3D system is a class 1(I) laser product.

(RUO) This product is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
(IVD) For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. Products are region specific and may not be approved in some countries/regions. If using these products for clinical diagnostic applications, ordering the IVD part number will provide reagents with appropriate In Vitro Diagnostic labeling.
Please contact Luminex at [email protected] to obtain the appropriate product information for your country of residence.