GeoMx® RNA Barcoding Service Grant Program

Be the first at your institution to use a custom RNA Barcoding Service (RBS) assay on GeoMx! Apply now through May 6th for your chance to receive 192 samples worth of a custom RBS assay for up to 200 targets.

Create customizable content for use with the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) for any species!  Add hundreds of non-protein-coding genes, synthetic targets, and/or exogenous genes from any species of interest—including viruses and other microbes—to the GeoMx Cancer Transcriptome Atlas or the Whole Transcriptome Atlas OR use RBS to build a standalone assay to profile hundreds of targets from any species.

Applications are accepted now through Friday, May 6th.  One winner will be chosen globally from across the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and APAC (Asia Pacific) regions.

Applications from groups of researchers forming a collaborative consortium are encouraged and will be preferred to maximize the use of the grant.

Terms and Conditions:

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. Recipients 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 award allows for one recipient to receive one custom GeoMx RNA Barcoding Service assay of up to 200 gene targets for 192 samples.  Applicants must have access to a GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler system and must run the RNA Barcoding Service assay on a local GeoMx DSP system.


By submitting an application, each applicant agrees that NanoString may use his or her name, abstract title, and abstract for marketing purposes. All applicants agree that NanoString may process the personal data he or she provides as part of the application, including sharing such data with NanoString’s partners, collaborators and other third parties who are obligated to keep the data confidential, and in accordance with NanoString’s privacy policies available at Award recipients may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, a publicity release, and other appropriate legal documentation reasonably requested by NanoString. No substitution or transfer of the award is allowed, except as otherwise permitted by NanoString. Award winners are responsible for any local tax liability (city, state, or federal) occurred by winning and accepting the award. If, for any reason, this grant program may not run as planned for any causes beyond the reasonable control of NanoString, then NanoString reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the grant program. NanoString has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, with respect to the grant award and related services, including, without limitation, their quality or fitness for a particular purpose. This program is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. These terms and conditions and any action related to this grant program will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with these terms and conditions and this grant program will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in Seattle, Washington, and all applicants consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum. By participating in this grant program, each applicant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these terms and conditions.