GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler - Your GPS for Biology.
Morphological context and high-plex protein or RNA expression data – now possible from just one FFPE slide.
- Analyze up to 1000 protein or RNA targets with spatial context
- Process 10-20 slides /day
- Preserve precious samples with non-destructive processing
Commercially available in 2019.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
What is Digital Spatial Profiling?
GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler is a novel platform developed by NanoString. Digital Spatial Profiling is based on the nCounter® barcoding technology that enables spatially resolved, digital characterization of proteins or mRNA in a highly multiplexed (up to 1,000-plex) assay. The assay relies upon antibody or RNA probes coupled to photocleavable oligonucleotide tags. After hybridization of probes to slide-mounted formalin fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections, the oligonucleotide tags are released from discrete regions of the tissue via UV exposure. Released tags are quantitated in a standard nCounter assay, and counts are mapped back to tissue location, yielding a spatially-resolved digital profile of analyte abundance.
The DSP Workflow
- Process: Apply high-plex oligo-labeled antibody cocktail + morphology markers
- View: Use visible wavelength low-plex imaging to establish tissue "geography." Select regions-of-interest (ROIs) for high-plex profiling
- Profile: UV-release oligo tags at selected ROIs
- Plate: Store released tags in microtiter plate, index, and hybridize to barcodes
- Digitally count up to 1 million data points per ROI
- Analyze the data with nSolver™Advanced Analysis Software
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- Highly multiplexed analysis of immune cell subsets in non-small cell lung cancer: validation of protein and RNA analysis by the NanoString Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) platform
- Validation of novel high-plex protein spatial profiling quantitation based on NanoString's Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) technology with quantitative fluorescence (QIF)
- Spatially resolved, multiplexed digital characterization of protein and mRNA distribution and abundance in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections based on NanoString’s Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) technology: applications to immuno-oncology (IO) and tumor heterogeneity
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- Spatially resolved, multiplexed digital characterization of protein and RNA expression in FFPE tissue sections
- Spatially resolved, multiplexed digital characterization of protein and RNA distribution and abundance in FFPE tissue sections
- A new approach for immuno-oncology biomarker discovery: high-plex, spatial protein profiling based on NanoString digital quantification
- Multidimensional spatial characterization of the tumor microenvironment in synchronous melanoma metastases yields insights into mixed responses to therapy
- (Neo-)adjuvant ipilimumab + nivolumab (IPI+NIVO) in palpable stage III melanoma: Updated data from the OpACIN trial and first immunological analyses
- Molecular characterization of immune-related severe adverse events (irSAE)
- Spatially-resolved, high-plex digital profiling enables characterization of complex immune biology of the colorectal cancer tumor microenvironment