nCounter® Custom Solutions
nCounter® Gene Expression assays reduce time to data with a simple workflow of less than 15 minutes hands-on time and streamlined analysis, generating results in under 24 hours. The platform is ideal for processing higher numbers of samples commonly seen in studies with plants, animals, and model organisms; minimal hands-on time maximizes productivity in the lab.
Profile up to 800 genes from a single sample
Flexible content allows you to select the organism/genes of your choice
Compatible with total RNA and crude lysate
No amplification, RT or library prep with as little as 25 ng input material
No technical replicates required due to direct, digital counting
Sample multiplexing with PlexSet™ reagents allows you to profile up to 96 genes in 96 samples with one run, generating up to 9,216 data points
Lysate-compatible protocol for processing multiple samples more efficiently
Prosigna Score / ROR Score:
The ROR Score has been validated to predict the risk of recurrence of disease in ER+ breast cancer after surgery and treatment with 5 years of endocrine therapy. The ROR score depends upon the biology of the intrinsic subtypes, the proliferation score of the tumor, and the tumor size as shown in the equation below:
ROR = aRLumA + bRLumB + cRHer2 + dRBasal + eP + fT
Each of the R variables in the equation above indicate the Pearson correlation coefficient of the PAM50 expression profile for the tumor compared to each of the prototypical centroids for the intrinsic subtypes shown in the heatmap below. P is the proliferation score, which is the average gene expression profile of genes associated with cell-cycle progression and T is the tumor stage.
Figure: Heatmap of PAM50 genes by subtype. Red is higher expression and green is lower expression
nCounter Workflow for Custom Gene Expression Assays
GeoMx DSP COVID-19 Protein and RNA Analysis
Rapidly perform high-plex spatial analyses of the host response in FFPE or fresh frozen tissue using the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP). NanoString’s GeoMx DSP platform enables high-plex protein and RNA experiments in key areas of biology such as molecular response, cellular (immune) response, tissue damage, and drivers of individual susceptibility to severe forms of disease.
The GeoMx COVID-19 Immune Response Atlas, a ~1,850-plex RNA assay, enables spatial studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and host response. RNA targets include COVID-19 receptors and proteases, pulmonary alveolar type I and II markers, lung biology markers, viral response markers, and SARS-CoV-2 probes. RNA targets are profiled simultaneously using the GeoMx DSP and an Illumina next-generation sequencer (NGS) for readout. Users can run ACD RNAscope™ probes alongside GeoMx RNA probes to identify regions of interest.
A five-antibody custom, ready-to-go protein panel, with receptor, protease, and viral markers is available through the GeoMx Technology Access Program or for order through Abcam. This COVID-19 GeoMx-formatted Antibody is run with the 20-plex GeoMx Immune Cell Profiling Core (plus controls) with readout on the nCounter Analysis System. Users can add up to six 10-plex modules including the Immune Activation Status, Immune Cell Typing, and/or Cell Death modules to more deeply profile proteins involved in T cell activation and cell death. NanoString scientists can recommend commercially-available markers for lung epithelium, nasal epithelium, immune response markers, and the viral spike protein.
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE COVERAGE
Chronic inflammatory disorder that impacts the lining of joints.
Chronic inflammatory of the digestive tract.
Autoimmune disease is where the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas
Demyelinating disease that disrupts communication with the nervous system.
Immune-mediated disease that causes skin cells to rapidly build up on the surface of the skin
Certain treatments and infections have been reported to interfere with the immune system and induce a series of autoimmune disease or adverse immune-related events.
Chronic inflammatory disease that manifests systematically throughout the body.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Type 1 Diab
Type 1 Diabetes
Systematic Lupus Erythematosus
Induced Adverse Immune Events
Immune Checkpoint Coverage
Pathways Regulating Glia
(178/180 Hs/Mm Genes)
Inflammation & Peripheral Immune Invasion
(187/188 Hs/Mm Genes)
Cell Stress & Damage Response
(127/134 Hs/Mm Genes)
NO Metabolism and Signaling
Oxidative & Nitrosative Stress
MAPK & PI3K
Antigen Processing & Presentation
Custom CodeSets – A turn-key solution that provides ready-to-use assay for up to 800 targets. Contact us to discuss your custom panel design with the bioinformatics team.
Elements TagSets– For small-scale projects, Elements chemistry enables the detection and quantitation of RNA and DNA targets by hybridizing to target-specific oligonucleotide probes, purchased from an oligo supplier. Contact us to discuss your design with the bioinformatics team.
PlexSet Reagents– Generate up to 9,216 data points per run; design custom probes or choose from pre-selected pathway panels. PlexSet chemistry enables the detection of RNA targets by hybridizing to target-specific oligonucleotide probes, purchased from an oligo supplier. Contact us to discuss your design with the bioinformatics team.
Rather have an off-the-shelf assay but with customization? Our Panel Plus option allows you to customize any off-the-shelf nCounter Gene Expression Panel by adding 6 to 55 user-defined probes. Visit the Panel Plus Page for more information. You may also use this option to update any Custom CodeSet previously ordered with new genes of your choice. Visit the Codeset Plus page for more information.
Design the content that is flexible regardless of the organism or gene. Choose from the given options:
The eight essential components of stem cell biology
Stem Cell Renewal:
Stem Cell Prolifiration
PSC Pluripotency Markers and Regulators
Naive State/Primed State
Histone Acetylation & Methylation
Oxidative Stress Response
Amino Acid Metabolism
Fatty Acid Metabolism
Differentiation Signaling and Pathways:
HOX Gene Activation
Endodermal /Ectodermal /Mesodermal Lineage Markers
Key Somatic Cell Types
Custom & Clinical Products
Daily Sample Throughput
Self-assembled, interchangeable probes, optimized for smaller validation projects with maximum flexibility
Self-assembled, interchangeable probes for high-throughput, sample multiplexing projects
User-designed, turn-key solution that comes ready-to-use
mRNA, CNV, Fusions
mRNA, miRNA, CNV, Fusions
Cell line drug screen, biomarker development, infectious disease
Gene Signature Development
Model Organism, Microbes, Agriculture
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