Spatial Transcriptomics Grant – BioChain & NanoString Technologies

Apply now to receive GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiling reagents for your next project run through BioChain. The grant winner will receive GeoMx Whole Transcriptome Atlas reagents (2 slides worth) with up to 12 Areas of Illumination (AOIs) per slide.

GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler ignited the spatial biology revolution and is the leading spatial profiling technology offering spatial whole transcriptome, high sensitivity measurement of RNA and protein with an unparalleled level of precision. Quantify 100’s-10,000’s targets (RNA and/or protein) on a single fresh frozen or formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue section in a nondestructive manner. The GeoMx DSP can be used for a variety of applications across immunology, oncology, and neuroscience, ranging from tissue atlassing, biomarker discovery & validation, to pathway analysis.

Whole Transcriptome Atlas: Full Transcriptome Spatial RNA Analysis

The GeoMx Whole Transcriptome Atlas (WTA) provides an unbiased view of 18,000+ protein-coding genes. WTA unlocks new pathways to be explored by researchers and enables GeoMx RNA profiling in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and other diverse fields. WTA provides robust and sensitive performance on FFPE or Fresh Frozen samples.

  • Comprehensive, unbiased RNA content for both human and mouse
  • Explore any target and any pathway in biological regions of interest
  • Compatible with RNAscope® and antibody morphology markers

Winners will receive:

  • Whole Transcriptome Atlas reagents for 2 slides
  • 1 kit of Seq Code

Grant Guidelines:

  • Application Deadline August 12, 2022
  • There will be two grant winners selected
  • Projects must be run through Biochain
  • 200 words recommended for the Experimental Description section of the application
  • Project Design Guide Here

Apply Below:

Terms & 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 2 slides to be used with the GeoMx® Whole Transcriptome Atlas RNA run through BioChain. Each slide will be allowed a maximum of 12 Areas of Illumination (AOIs).


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