Accurately quantifying protein levels is essential in research and diagnostics, whether analyzing the concentration of a particular target or testing for the relative presence of protein markers. Despite the robustness and popularity of singleplex assays (e.g., ELISA or western blot), they may not be the best choice for your drug discovery research.
Fast and efficient immunoassays are a must for effective high-throughput screening in drug discovery, but when you are measuring more than one target protein, singleplex assays (e.g., ELISA) may not be the best choice. Multiplex assays offer a more efficient and cost-effective solution by studying several targets in a single well; reducing cost, labor, time and sample volume.
- The advantages of multiplex immunoassays
- The importance of multiplexing for drug discovery
- How to choose your multiplex assay for use in drug discovery