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University of Minnesota Genomics Center

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NanoString nCounter

NanoString nCounter


The University of Minnesota Genomics Center is now processing samples using the nCounter Analysis System, from NanoString Technologies. The nCounter provides a novel high-resolution approach for detecting and counting up to 800 target molecules in a single reaction. The technology uses molecular “barcodes”, each barcode is color-coded and attached to a single target-specific probe corresponding to a gene of interest. A highly flexible system, the nCounter offers an assortment of CodeSets panels (pre-built and custom designed) with as little as 150 ng of input material, including FFPE sample, cell lysate, whole-blood lysates and total RNA. The nCounter Analysis System is widely used for gene expression, miRNA expression, and copy number variation. The nCounter systems high throughput, accuracy and sensitivity positions it to complement next-generation sequence counting approaches in the drive to “digital biology.”




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