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NanoString Technologies nCounter Platform

In collaboration with ARUP Laboratories, the Molecular Diagnostics section of the BMP Core Shared Resource is now offering services on the NanoString Technologies nCounter Platform. Please contact us for pricing.

This system utilizes a novel amplification-free digital color-coded barcode technology that directly measures levels of individual target molecules, either RNA, DNA, or protein, with an extremely high level of precision and sensitivity. The assays are designed to measure up to 800 targets in a single reaction, and the platform processes 12 samples simultaneously. Please refer to the NanoString website for a detailed explanation of the technology.

Pre-designed Panels

NanoString has developed a number of pre-designed panels for off-the-shelf use that are available in kits for 12, 24, 48, or 96 samples. For a complete list of the targets covered by each panel, please visit the following links:

Gene Expression Panels

  • nCounter PanCancer Progression Profiling for Human
  • nCounter PanCancer Immune Profiling for Human
  • nCounter PanCancer Pathways for Human
  • nCounter Human Immunology v2
  • nCounter Human Inflammation v2
  • nCounter PanCancer Immune Profiling for Mouse
  • nCounter Mouse Immunology
  • nCounter Mouse Inflammation v2
  • nCounter Human Breast Cancer ER
  • nCounter Stem Cell
  • nCounter Human Kinase
  • nCounter Human Reference
  • nCounter Human Cancer Reference
  • nCounter Customer Assay Evaluation (CAE)

miRNA Expression Panels

  • nCounter Human miRNA Assay Kits
  • nCounter Mouse miRNA Assay Kits
  • nCounter Rat miRNA Assay Kits
  • nCounter Custom à la carte miRNA CodeSets
  • nCounter miRGE CodeSets - Analyze expression levels of both message and micro RNA simultaneously in a single reaction

Copy Number Variation

  • nCounter CNV Custom CodeSets
  • nCounter Cancer CN Assay
  • nCounter Human Karyotype Panel

nCounter Vantage RNA:Protein Immune Cell Profiling Panel

nCounter ChIP-String Assay

nCounter Elements TagSets

This allows the user to specify which targets they are interested in detecting. Custom panels are designed in conjunction with NanoString Technologies, either from the ground up or as an addition to one of the existing pre-designed panels.

nCounter Vantage Gene Fusion Panels

  • Lung Gene Fusion Panel
  • Leukemia Gene Fusion Panel

nCounter Vantage Solid Tumor Assays

  • DNA SNV Solid Tumor Panel
  • RNA:Protein Solid Tumor Assay for Lysate
  • RNA:Protein Solid Tumor Assay for FFPE
  • DNA:Fusion Lung Assay

Contact Us

BMP Shared Resource Director
Chris Fillmore, PhD

Biorepository Director
Chris Fillmore, PhD

Molecular Diagnostics Director
Nieca Bronson, MS, MLS, ASCP(CM)

Research Histology Director
Meisha Loveless, HT (ASCP) CM


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Alana Welm, PhD

Medical Director
Eric Snyder, MD, PhD

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Dan Albertson, MD
Nicola Camp, PhD
Howard Colman, MD, PhD
Randy Jensen, MD, PhD
Manish Kohli, MD
Charles Murtaugh, PhD
Douglas Sborov, MD, MS