nCounter System

The NanoString nCounter is a unique, highly-automated system for quantifying large numbers of targets in complex samples without or minimal amplification. Fluorescent reporter probe sets, called CodeSets, are designed to target up to 800 different nucleic acid targets. There are pre-built codesets available as well as custom codesets. The nCounter consists of a Prep Station and a Digital Analyzer. The Prep Station is the fluid handling robot of the nCounter System. It processes samples after hybridization to prepare them for data collection on the Digital Analyzer.

The Digital Analyzer is a high-speed, four-color fluorescence imager that collects data by detecting the reporters immobilized in the sample cartridge. Images are processed internally and the data output files include the target identifier and count number along with a comprehensive tally of internal controls that produces an accurate, quantitative assay.


Please contact the MC core for instructions on sample submission and scheduling. Twelve samples are run simultaneously. The core facility provides access to the nCounter system for external users via full-service operation by the core.  To do this, you will need to submit all necessary consumables from NanoString. Please contact NanoString for pricing.


Please contact the core personnel for more information and pricing at