NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - NanoString Technologies said yesterday that the California Institute of Technology has signed on as the first customer for its nCounter digital gene expression analysis system under an early-access program.
NanoString said that it has shipped its first nCounter to Eric Davidson’s lab at CalTech and that it is accepting orders from other customers.
The CalTech sale marks the first commercial agreement for the nCounter system, which uses molecular barcodes and single molecule imaging to detect and count “hundreds” of transcripts in a single reaction, the Seattle-based company said.
The system includes an automated prep station, a digital analyzer, reagents and consumables, and the company’s CodeSet barcodes, which can assay as many as 576 gene targets per reaction, NanoString said.
Financial terms of the agreement with CalTech were not released.