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Simple Plex™ Assays for Cancer Research

First, see how Simple Plex assays on the EllaTM platform are used for cancer biomarker profiling. Next, meet Ella and request pricing. Finally, choose the Simple Plex Assay that best meets your needs.

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A Better Immunoassay Solution For Cancer Research

Drive your cancer biomarker research faster with Simple Plex assays on the Ella™  platform. 72x1 cartridges give you the combination of throughput and high quality data you need for biomarker validation.

Simple Plex assays for cancer research have the sensitivity to monitor low abundance cytokines, and Ella provides a fully integrated and automated workflow to give you data in just 90 minutes.

With Simple Plex immunoassays developed by the industry leader R&D Systems, Ella provides the analytical power for your cancer research with a high level of automation and validation.

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Simple Plex 72X1 Cancer Cartridges

The key cancer markers below are available off the shelf* in our single plex 72x1 cartridge format for up to 10 cartridges. Need more than 10 cartridges? We'll custom build an order just for you.

Cancer 72x1 Cartridges
CRP IL-1 beta IL-8 MMP-9
IFN-alpha (a2) IL-2 IL-10 PD-L1/B7-H1
IFN-beta IL-2 Receptor Alpha Granzyme B TGF-beta 1
IFN-gamma 3rd Gen IL-4 LAG-3 TIM-3
IL-1 alpha IL-6 2nd Gen MCP-1/CCL2 TNF alpha 2nd Gen

*Off the shelf assays ship within 48 hours in the continental US.



Want To See How Ella Can Drive Your Cancer Research?

In this webinar, Kim Leitzel will discuss how he and his research team use Simple Plex assays on Ella for their biomarker-driven cancer research. Overcoming therapeutic resistance with treatment regimens that are based on the monitoring of novel serum biomarkers is their ultimate goal and Kim will discuss how Ella is helping them lead the way.

Prognostic and Predictive Biomarker Identification using Simple Plex



Detecting and Analyzing Cytokines the Simple Plex Way

Cytokines are incredibly important biomarkers in the life sciences, and measuring them accurately and reproducibly is the core competency of the Ella immunoassay platform. With a combination of sensitivity for those low endogenous targets and the reproducibility required for peer-review, Ella is ready to power your biomarker research. Learn how researchers from the Netherlands to Miami are using Ella to measure cytokines and advance their research.


Detecting Cytokines With Ella Application Note



Simple Plex Applications

sars cov-2 virus

COVID-19 Research

Quantify cytokine and pro-inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in 90 minutes using an automated, multianalyte format.

joint inflammation

Inflammation Research

Simple Plex assays enable rapid and reproducible quantification of inflammatory responses such as cytokine release syndrome and sepsis. 

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Cancer Biomarker Research

Simple Plex assays for cancer research have the sensitivity to profile low abundance cancer biomarkers.

neuronal network

Neuroscience Research

Measure key neuroscience biomarkers such as neurofilament light (NF-L) and neurofilament heavy (NF-H) in CSF, plasma, and serum.

Cell and gene therapy

Cell Therapy Research and Development

The Simple Plex HEK 293 HCP 3G assay on the Ella platform offers broad detection coverage of this host cell protein (HCP).

protein bioprocessing workflow

Bioprocess Testing

Iterate your workflow faster with Simple Plex CHO HCP 3G-1 assays for process-related impurity testing.

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Preclinical Research

With a four-log range of detection, Simple Plex assays have the sensitivity to pick up even very low picogram-per-milliliter levels of endogenous mouse or rat analytes.

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Viral Titer Assays

Get highly reproducible adeno-associated virus and lentivirus titer data with no manual steps in just 90 minutes.

Simple Plex Cartridge Denominations

Automated ELISA platform assay options including singleplex, multianalyte and multiplex assay cartridges



  16x1 32x1 16x2 16x3 16x4 32x2 72x1 72x2 32x3 32x4 32x5 32x6 32x7 32x8
Samples 16 32 16 16 16 32 72 72 32 32 32 32 32 32
Plex 1 1 2 3 4 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Replicates 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2
Reportable Results 16 32 32 48 64 64 72 144 96 128 160 192 224 256