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Baylor, Miami to Use Nanostring’s Barcode Gene Expression Systems

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanostring Technologies has placed two of its barcode-based gene expression analysis systems in research labs at the University of Miami and at Baylor College, the company said today.
The Seattle, Wash.-based company said that the two Early Access nCounter Analysis Systems will be the final instruments sold before it launches its commercial marketing program this week at the Association for Biomolecular Research Facilities conference in Salt Lake City. The firm noted that it is currently taking orders for the systems.
Under the early access program, the systems will be used at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Microarray Core Facility in Houston and at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
The company’s digital barcode technology uses single molecule imaging to detect and count unique transcripts in a single reaction. The company said it is suited for researchers who are working with “small amounts of starting material or studying defined gene sets.”
Financial terms of the agreements were not released.