The nCounter® Analysis System is an automated, multi-application, digital detection and counting system which directly profiles up to 800 molecules simultaneously from a single sample using a novel barcoding technology. Profile hundreds of mRNAs, microRNAs, or DNA targets simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision. The system uses single-molecule imaging to detect and count hundreds of unique transcripts in a single reaction. Unlike other methods, the protocol does not include any amplification steps that might introduce bias to the results.

OSTR has negotiated a pricing schedule for NanoString Code Sets: View Price List. Also, OSTR will provide a 50% subsidy to be used toward the purchase of off-the-shelf Gene Panels or custom-designed Code Sets.

For a general description of the NanoString nCounter Analysis workflow, visit the nCounter Workflow page.

NanoString Services are available in two locations:

Bethesda:  CCR Genomics Core
Elizabeth Conner Ph.D., Facility Head,
Cancer Genetics Branch, 
Bldg. 37 Room 2135
 37 Convent Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-0731

Genomics Technology Laboratory (Frederick)
Director: Xiaolin Wu, Ph.D.
Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF)
8560 Progress Drive, Frederick MD, 21701