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Immune Profiling 

CyTOF technology provides best-in-class deep immune profiling for longitudinal clinical research studies. 

The high-parameter data provided by CyTOF® systems captures the complexity of the immune system, revealing often-unanticipated immune cell interactions. These results define the immune response and disease immunopathology and are helping investigators in both academics and the pharmaceutical industry to refine development of treatments and vaccines for better disease management. 

As the first complete sample-to-answer solution for high-dimensional immune profiling of human PBMC and whole blood, the Maxpar® Direct™ Immune Profiling System provides the data quality and reproducibility required to capture the highly individual nature of immune response in health and disease. 

Blue icon illustrating immune profiling application

Broad adoption by consortia and in clinical research studies

The Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System has been adopted for use by multiple consortia and clinical research studies based on its ease of use and reproducibility lot-to-lot, run-to-run and site-to-site. Learn more about how this comprehensive and reliable approach to immune monitoring is reducing time to results and lowering cost for large studies.  


Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System: 

Publications and National Clinical Trials, October 2021  


CyTOF in the Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers (CIMAC): Standardization and Harmonization

Holden Maecker, PhD  

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Director of the Human Immune Monitoring Center Stanford University 

A complete immune monitoring solution with CyTOF: Ideal for pandemics and beyond 

Frederik De Smet, MSc, PhD 

Assistant Professor 
University of Leuven, Belgium 

Proven performance and reproducibility 




Multiple studies have shown the reproducibility of the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System lot-to-lot, run-to-run and site-to-site. 



Performance consistency across 11 lots of Maxpar® Direct™ Immune Profiling Assay™ tubes. Data available on request. 

Highly consistent results for a single whole blood donor sample run at 6 sites in triplicate, n=18. Source: Deep Immune Profiling with the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling System (FLDM-400247).

The technical details: Populations, clones and workflows 

Designed as a simple, single-tube workflow, the system brings together CyTOF technology on the CyTOF XT™ and Helios™ mass cytometry systems, a dry-format 30-marker antibody panel and automated Maxpar Pathsetter™ software so you can easily identify 37 immune cell populations with performance you can trust.  

Get more details from the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling flyer




The 37 immune cell subsets identified using the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay and Maxpar Pathsetter software. 

Single-tube antibody panel design. All antibody clones used in the kit are familiar and industry-proven.


Single-tube antibody panel design. All antibody clones used in the kit are familiar and industry-proven.


Samples stained with the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay can be fixed, frozen and stored for analysis at a later time or at another location.

Customization lets you go even deeper 

The Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay was designed with customization in mind. While the assay provides excellent immune cell coverage, 14 or more additional markers can be added into the empty channels to support your unique study goals. 

Download the Maxpar Direct Expansion Panels flyer to see details on the 6 panels that enable deeper profiling of multiple immune cell types including myeloid, B, T and NK cells. 


Powering over 1,500 scientific publications with our products


Lori Turner, PhD


A quick pivot to COVID-19 research with CyTOF

Benjamin Terrier, MD, PhD


Discovering a hallmark phenotype of COVID-19

Customer Stories

Learn more about how our customers are leveraging the Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay


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