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NanoString People of Color and Allies (nPOCA) ERG Grant Support Program

2020 will be remembered as the year that a novel viral pandemic and the protests galvanized by the death of George Floyd disrupted modern society. These events, while seemingly unrelated,…

Trena Cormier / October 24, 2021
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GeoMx Oncology

Breast Cancer: Best practices for using GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler

It’s October and breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer kills more women than any other type of cancer. It isn’t just limited to women either – a man’s lifetime breast…

Melanie Peffer / October 15, 2021

Immunology Infectious Disease nCounter

How NanoString nCounter® helps vaccine research: Part 2, A tale of three viruses

In the first part of this two-part blog series, I discussed NanoString nCounter® technology. nCounter allows biologists to quantify gene expression using a series of molecular probes. One application of…

Melanie Peffer / October 5, 2021

Immunology Infectious Disease nCounter

How nCounter helps vaccine research: Part 1, Improving Vaccines

I really dislike needles. In fact, I’m downright needle-phobic.  When I was notified of my eligibility to receive my COVID-19 vaccine, it was without a doubt the most excited I…

Melanie Peffer / September 27, 2021
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Neuroscience Q&A

Meet the New Brainiacs in the Fight Against Neurological Diseases

The Liddelow Lab is part of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone. The lab’s research focus is astrocytes and their involvement in human neurological diseases. The team discovered that different…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / September 9, 2021
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Spatial Biology Translational Science

The Story Behind NanoString’s PSBJ 40 Under 40 Nominee

The 40 Under 40 program, now in its 23rd year, includes professionals from life sciences, health care, aerospace, tech, food services, and nonprofits, among other sectors. The honorees were selected…

Karrie Spitzer / August 31, 2021

nCounter Q&A

Gene Expression and Data Analysis Tools: A Cali Core Facility’s Story

ROSALIND is a cloud-based gene expression and genomic data analysis tool designed for life scientists. In October 2020, NanoString® Technologies and ROSALIND announced a partnership to grant global access to…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / August 16, 2021

Oncology Q&A

What is the Next Frontier in Cellular Therapy?

In early June 2021, NanoString and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) announced a multi-center collaboration to characterize 800 CAR-T samples in a unique and concerted effort to understand…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / July 26, 2021

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine harnesses tissue renewal’s ability to develop methods for repairing, replacing, and regenerating damaged tissues. What are examples of regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine uses gene therapy, tissue engineering, transplant,…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / July 5, 2021
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nCounter Q&A

CRO Spotlight: Invest in Today for a Better Tomorrow. A Chat with Oncocyte™ on Its Vision for a Disease-Free Future.

Oncocyte™ is a molecular diagnostic company located in Irvine, CA. It provides services aimed to accelerate and optimize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with both patented tests and biopharma…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / June 14, 2021
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Digital Spatial Profiling GeoMx Spatial Transcriptomics

Spatial Transcriptomics: Birth of GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler

“A rose started off a bud, a bird started off an egg, and a forest started off a seed.” (Matshona Dhliwayo, author and philosopher). It may seem odd, but the…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / May 24, 2021
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nCounter Publication Watch

2020: Science Didn’t Stop. Publications Watch.

In early March 2020, when the world turned upside down, we at NanoString told ourselves and our customers “Science doesn’t stop, neither should you” and it turns out our customers…

Katie Buchanan / May 10, 2021