Digital Spatial Profiling Grant

Win exclusive access to the latest Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) Technology - Apply by Oct. 22!

Enhance your current IHC with high-plex profiling data!

IHCtechnology.pngGenerate highly-multiplexed and quantitative protein profiling data from just a single FFPE section… all with spatial resolution.

  • Multiplex 20+ protein targets on one slide in a single pass 
  • Completely non-destructive: sample is only touched by light
  • Up to 6 logs (base 10) dynamic range
  • Limit of detection down to single-cell resolution


Why is this grant program right for you?

  • You are a researcher currently using conventional, single or multi-plex immunohistochemistry to quantitatively measure protein expression from tumors and the tumor micro-environment
  • You are trying to discover promising new therapeutic targets with the potential to harness the body’s immune system to specifically target and kill tumor cells. 
  • You are passionate about being a part of the movement to advance immuno-oncology and revolutionize cancer research


Program Details:

  • You bring the project, NanoString runs your samples in its lab and provides the data showing what DSP can do for you.*
  • Winners can submit up to 10 FFPE tissue sections to NanoString. The samples will be analyzed by NanoString with high-plex profiling using approximately 20 immuno-oncology and control protein targets along with applicable reagents. Data will be provided in an assay report, including raw files. 

*See terms and conditions below

Winners will be announced on or around November 2, 2017, by e-mail.


* By clicking "Apply Now," you agree to the following.

Grant Proposal Guidelines:

  • Proposals must involve high-plex, spatially resolved, protein profiling of FFPE slides with NanoString’s DSP Technology. Learn more about DSP by clicking on the links below: 
  • Include abstract title and authors
  • Include abstract which describes project goals and outline of how NanoString’s DSP Technology would help accelerate your research (maximum of 500 words)
  • Include statement on the availability of FFPE samples for use in your project (for example, please state whether the samples are in your possession/accessible from collaborators/biobanks/repositories)
  • Grant submission must be received on or before October 22nd at 11:59pm PST


Selection Criteria:

  • Potential impact on immuno-oncology
  • FFPE sample availability
  • Well-defined and publishable end points
  • Ability for project completion in less than two months after receiving FFPE samples


Publication of Results:

All grant submissions are confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed. Upon project completion, each grant winner agrees to participate in one of the following activities relating to its specific Digital Spatial Profiling project, with specific details of the applicable activity to be mutually agreed upon in good faith by NanoString and each winner: webinar, case study, blog post, or poster presentation. Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to use anonymized data from the winner's DSP project in application notes or marketing literature.


Applicants must be actively enrolled or employed at an academic research institution in a capacity in which they perform life science research and have the ability to supply FFPE samples within 45 days of award notification. NanoString will provide methods and reagents for quantification of the protein targets of interest. Winner(s) of the grant will provide up to 10 FFPE human tissue sections and NanoString will perform the Digital Spatial Profiling analysis in its lab with up to 12 regions of interest per sample (using approximately 20 I/O and control protein targets along with applicable reagents). An assay report, including raw data and processed results, will be provided to the winner(s).


FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.