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:4/28/2016)... BANGALORE, India , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), and ... global partnership that will provide end customers with ... banking and payment services.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/589162 ... area for financial services, but it also plays a fundamental ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... LONDON , April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... partnership to integrate the Onegini mobile security platform ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) The integration ... security to access and transact across channels. Using ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... , UAE, April 20, 2016 ... be implemented as a compact web-based "all-in-one" system solution ... the biometric fingerprint reader or the door interface with ... of modern access control systems. The minimal dimensions of ... ID readers into the building installations offer considerable freedom ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and fluorometers ... the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension of ... beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed several ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016   Boston ... of novel compounds designed to target cancer stemness ... has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the ... treatment of gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) ... inhibitor designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... Plate® YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute approval ... of microbial tests introduced last year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... launch of the Supplyframe Design Lab . Located in Pasadena, Calif., the ... future of how hardware projects are designed, built and brought to market. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology: