Gene Expression Analysis of Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue Simplified
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) samples are notoriously difficult for molecular analysis with high variability, low yield, and in many cases, high degradation. The nCounter® Analysis System eliminates these challenges by utilizing molecular “barcodes” and single molecule imaging to directly hybridize and detect hundreds of unique transcripts in a single reaction without any amplification steps that might introduce bias. With a single curl of FFPE material, nCounter generates data correlating with that generated from matched fresh frozen material.
How NanoString can help your gene expression analysis of FFPE tissue:
- Rare tissue that is in paraffin blocks can be analyzed with minimum input material required
- 10-15 year old tissue can be consistently analyzed
- Sectioned Paraffin tissue can also be analyzed
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