NanoString nCounter® SPRINT Loaner Grant

Helping your research with gene expression you can count on.

Win an nCounter® Sprint Profiler instrument for gene expression analysis at your site for 6 months!

The nCounter® platform provides a simple and cost-effective solution for multiplex analysis of up to 800 RNA or DNA targets. Accelerate your biomarker discovery and development with confidence and peace of mind. With robust performance on even the most difficult sample types and unparalleled flexibility in content and throughput, you can rapidly translate basic science discoveries into actionable clinical insights with the nCounter® Analysis System.

Program Details:

  • 1 grant recipient will be awarded installation of a loaner nCounter® SPRINT Profiler at your institute for a period of 6 months
  • Open to researchers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  • All nCounter gene expression panels are sold in increments of 12 reactions. SPRINT Reagents and Cartridges are also required and sold separately.
  • The winner will be granted access to nSolver™ Analysis Software for data analysis.
  • The nCounter Sprint Loaner grant is open for submissions from Monday 4th July, 2023. Submissions must be received by 23:59 BST on Monday 04th September, 2023.
  • If you have any questions, please email

Need some technical support?

Access Product Manuals for nCounter SPRINT Profiler at NanoString University.

WhySeq when you can nCounter®? nCounter barcode technology is based on Direct Digital Detection Chemistry. Fully automated and easy-to-use, the nCounter Analysis System provides everything you need to cost-effectively complete your projects in record time.

Terms & Conditions

Award Selection Criteria:

• Project feasibility in the 6 month period
• Gene expression multiplex between 200 to 800 genes
• Capability of sharing the instrument with other users
• Potential to publish the results on high impact factors (and number of articles) as determined by the judges

Grant submissions must be received by 11:59 PM Central European Time on Monday 04th September 2023. No installation and deinstallation charges apply. No free reagents or other consumables to be used with the instrument will be awarded with this grant.

Publication of Results:

All grant submissions are confidential to the individual submitter and will not be published or distributed. Upon project completion, the grant winner agrees to participate in 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 the winner: local seminar, webinar, case study, blog post, or poster presentation. Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to use de-identified data from the winner’s project in application notes or marketing literature.

Eligibility and Requirements:

In order to be eligible to win the grant of the free 6-month loan of an nCounter® SPRINT Profiler, applicants must be located in either Europe, the Middle East or Africa and actively enrolled at an academic institution or employed at a research facility in a capacity in which they are able to perform research on and have capabilities to collect samples as well as run their project as described in the submitted abstract. The grant winner must be age 18 or older. Members of the immediate families of NanoString employees and directors, and persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible for this grant.


NanoString Technologies, Inc. is the sponsor of this system loan grant program. No purchase is necessary to enter. Grant applicants acknowledge that the system requires reagents in order to run projects. NanoString does not provide any free of charge reagents with the system loan and such reagents may be purchased from NanoString. By applying for the grant, each applicant agrees to these terms and conditions and that NanoString may process the personal data he or she provides in accordance with NanoString’s privacy policies available at This grant program is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. The grant winner or its applicable institution is responsible for any tax liability incurred by accepting the system loan. This is not a “cash in hand” grant and the grant winner has no option to receive any cash payment or alternative award in lieu of the 6-month nCounter system loan. The grant may not be transferred or assigned. NanoString has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, with respect to the grant, including, without limitation, the loaned system’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. If, for any reason, the grant program cannot be run as planned for any causes beyond NanoString’s reasonable control, then NanoString reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend the grant program. These terms and conditions and any action related to this grant program are governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Applications closed on 4th September, 2023.