The UAGC now offers the NanoString nCounter® Analysis System! This system uses molecular “barcodes” and single-molecule imaging to profile up to 800 mRNAs, microRNAs, or DNA targets simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, without any reverse transcription or amplification.
Gene Expression, miRNA and miRGE Assays:
Copy Number Variation:
The UAGC offers a variety of extraction services for most sample types, please inquire for details and pricing.
Limit of Detection:
Limit of Detection:
Copy Number Variation
Number of Copies Detected:
Limits of Detection:
Varies; Please inquire.
A variety of pre-designed panels are available for off-the-shelf use. Each cartridge can run up to 12 samples, and most panel kits are sold with chemistry for 12, 24, 48 or 96 samples (Custom Panels start at 48 samples). For a complete list of the number of samples and specific genes covered by each panel, please visit the following links:
For ultimate flexibility, you can work with NanoString directly (consultation is free of charge) to design a custom Gene Expression or Copy Number Variation code set tailored exactly to your research needs. This is especially useful for organisms that don't already have pre-built panels, hard-to-target sequences, and splice variation and fusion transcript detection. The custom CodeSet design process begins by selecting a list of targets and submitting them to NanoString. Once the design is approved by you, their Manufacturing Group will assemble your CodeSet, perform extensive quality control testing, and ship all components directly to the UAGC for processing. Custom CodeSet pricing is matrix based, with the price per data point declining with increasing numbers of genes and numbers of samples assayed.
Two assays, one reaction! Use this method to detect subsets of both mRNAs and miRNAs across all biological levels of expression. The nCounter miRGE Assay delivers accurate and sensitive profiling of 100 to 200 mRNA targets and between 5 and 30 miRNA targets, all in a single tube reaction.
Academic(UofA): $inquire for quote | Industry: $Inquire for quote | Unit: Cartridge
Depends on assay type; please inquire.