Navigation Links
NanoString Technologies announces research collaboration with the Broad Institute
Date:11/18/2009

SEATTLE, Wash. November 18, 2009 NanoString Technologies, Inc., a privately held life sciences company marketing a molecular barcoding detection system, today announced that it is collaborating with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to investigate molecular networks involved in immune response and other important biological processes. The three-year collaboration is also designed to explore ways to expand how NanoString's next-generation digital gene expression technology can be applied to improve basic and clinical research.

As part of the collaboration, the Broad Institute will use NanoString's nCounterTM Analysis System to decipher entire networks of genes to identify how these genes work together to carry out biological functions. To support this effort, NanoString will design custom CodeSets (molecular barcodes associated with the genes of interest) based on gene signatures identified by Broad investigators. These gene sets may eventually be developed into commercially available assay panels for the nCounter system.

"NanoString offers the ability to look at hundreds of genetic markers across many samples at relatively low cost and with high sensitivity. They have developed exciting technology with potential applications to a wide range of scientific problems," said Eric Lander, D. Phil., Director of the Broad Institute. "We look forward to working together to explore new ways of using of this technology."

Last month, scientists at the Broad Institute, NanoString, and Massachusetts General Hospital published a first of its kind study in Science Express that demonstrated the nCounter's ability to elucidate complex circuitry involved in pathogen recognition in mammalian cells. The study also offered a practical approach for unraveling the gene networks that underpin other important biological systems.

The current collaboration will expand upon this published work, and explore additional gene networks involved in innate and adaptive immunity, stem cell differentiation and non-coding RNA function, including the regulatory roles of the recently discovered long intervening non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs).

"This wide-reaching collaboration with the Broad Institute provides further validation for the strength of the NanoString technology platform and its promise for enabling research studies that would otherwise be difficult or cost-prohibitive," said Wayne Burns, Acting Chief Executive Officer for NanoString Technologies. "One of the expected outcomes of this collaboration is to develop ways to make these types of molecular network analyses routine in studies of human disease."


'/>"/>

Contact: Nicole Litchfield
nicole@bioscribe.com
415-793-6468
Bioscribe
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Oberthur Technologies: Major Security Certifications for the Identity Product Range
2. KINAXO Biotechnologies and Bayer Vital GmbH Collaborate in Phosphoproteomics Biomarker Identification
3. EPA awards competitive grants for students to design sustainable technologies that help environment and economy
4. New Singapore-France research alliance to develop state-of-the-art nanotechnologies
5. Reportlinker Adds Proteomics: Technologies and Global Markets Report
6. Advanced Analogic Technologies Introduces Lowest-Power Load Switch Available for Biometric Security Devices
7. ACS Technologies(TM) Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software
8. Design input accelerates new technologies route to market
9. Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique
10. Explorations Group Acquires Hawk Biometric Technologies, Inc.
11. David Rose to present Howe School lecture on new technologies and business models, Jan. 29
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/15/2016)... 2016 "Increase in mobile transactions is driving ... biometrics market is expected to grow from USD 4.03 ... at a CAGR of 29.3% between 2016 and 2022. ... growing demand for smart devices, government initiatives, and increasing ... component is expected to grow at a high rate ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , December 7, 2016 According to a new ... Learning), Software Tool (Facial Expression, Voice Recognition), Service, Application Area, End User, And ... estimated to grow from USD 6.72 Billion in 2016 to USD 36.07 Billion ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... WARSAW, Ind. , Dec. 6, 2016  Zimmer Biomet ... that it has priced an offering of €500.0 million principal ... €500.0 million principal amount of its 2.425% senior unsecured notes ... is expected to occur on December 13, 2016, subject to the ... on an annual basis. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... FireflySci, in response ... customers three new solutions for measurements where traditional cuvette applications are not convenient. ... has an oddly-shaped sample that would not fit into a typical cuvette inside ...
(Date:1/12/2017)... ... January 12, 2017 , ... Each year, Crain’s Detroit Business News ranks ... that evaluates the patent estate of a company, its impact and significance, and the ... leading the way in technologies that transform energy sources such as low dose X-ray ...
(Date:1/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 12, 2017 , ... Huffman ... of Stephen Beck, who will work in the company’s Lincoln office as a chemical ... processes to design control systems for customers in the life science manufacturing and water/wastewater ...
(Date:1/12/2017)... WASHINGTON, DC , January 12, 2017 ... set up the world,s biggest facility for producing mycorrhizae. ... translated the nutrient tapping potential of mycorrhizae and developed ... ...      (Logo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/456932/PRNE_TERI_Logo.jpg) The TERI ...
Breaking Biology Technology: