The NanoString nCounter is a single-molecule counting device for the digital quantification of up to 800 different genes in a single multiplexed reaction. The technology uses molecular “barcodes”, each of which is color-coded and attached to a single probe corresponding to a gene of interest, in combination with solid-phase hybridization and automated imaging and detection. Panels of barcoded probes are called “CodeSets”. Unique features of nCounter analysis include direct hybridization to RNA (no reverse-transcription required), exquisite discrimination of closely-related miRNA species, and simple, spreadsheet-based digital output. The nCounter also excels when processing poor quality or low quantity samples.
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