CosMx™ Spatial Molecular Imager Grant

Applications will be accepted May 30 through June 30, 2022

Calling all single cell researchers! NanoString is announcing the first ever spatial single cell grant leveraging the power of CosMx™ Spatial Molecular Imager! Expand your single cell studies with Spatial context and advance your insights of cell-cell interactions, cell states and neighborhood analysis.

CosMx Spatial Molecular Imager applications include:
● Cell Atlasing: Discover & map cell types and cell states
● Differential Expression (DE): Single-cell DE based on spatial context
● Neighborhood Analysis: Phenotype of tissue microenvironment
● Cell-cell Interaction: Ligand-Receptor interactome
● Subcellular Localization
● Biomarker Discovery and Validation

The grant will provide up to 4 slides with up to twenty (20) desired profiling regions, or Field Of View (FOVs), per slide and using the CosMx Spatial Molecular Imager running the 1000-plex RNA Panel through the CosMx SMI Technology Access Program.

Instructions to apply:

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Terms and Conditions

Publication of Project Results:

Upon project completion, the grant winner agrees to participate in at least one of the following activities relating to the specific project, with specific details of the applicable activity to be mutually agreed upon in good faith by NanoString and each winner: webinar, case study, blog post, or poster presentation. Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to publicly announce the winner’s name and research topic and use anonymized data from the winner’s project in application notes including in marketing materials and seminars.

Eligibility and Requirements:

Applicants must be actively enrolled or employed at an institution or company in a capacity in which they perform life science research and have the ability to ship and analyze samples within 45 days of award notification. The winner must be age 18 or older. Members of the immediate families of NanoString employees and directors, and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to participate in this grant program. The grant winners will provide up to 4 slides to NanoString, with up to twenty (20) desired profiling regions, or Fields of View (FOVs), per slide to be mutually agreed upon, and to be used with the CosMx Spatial Molecular Imager, running the 1000-plex RNA Panel through the CosMx SMI Technology Access Program. Each FOV covers an area of 0.7 mm x 1 mm. An assay report, including raw data and processed results, will be provided to the winner.


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