NanoString Technologies ( and Applied Precision ( will co-develop and manufacture a custom, fully automated, high-resolution, high speed fluorescent imager. NanoString will distribute the product as a component of its nCounter™ system for gene expression.

The joint collaboration involves the use of Applied Precision’s base instrument, which will be co-developed for NanoString’s custom application. It will be used to acquire and process image data from NanoString’s single molecule reporters. The imager will be paired with a fully automated fluid handling instrument that will provide end users with a platform for gene expression with less than 30 minutes of hands-on time per run.

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