NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NanoString announced this week its plans to move into proteomics by forming a multi-year collaboration with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to develop and implement assays for simultaneously measuring gene and protein expression on its nCounter Analysis System.

The company plans to beta launch an initial multiomic assay this month at the American Association of Cancer Research annual meeting in Philadelphia, and launch additional assays later this year, NanoString President and CEO Brad Gray told GenomeWeb.

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