The NanoString nCounter technology allows for a streamlined workflow with minimal hands-on time (ca. 10 minutes for mainstream analyses) to quantify biomolecules absolutely (either DNA, RNA or proteins). Up to 800 targets can be assessed per assay (per biological sample), with a sensitivity of 1,5-2 fold change.
The instrument can analyze up to 12 samples per run, with a run taking approximately 6h. The most time consuming step is an overnight hybridization.
A multitude of out-of-the box assays are available, however, custom assays can be designed by your needs.
The following tool allows you to find the best existing panel for your needs : Panel Pro.
Alternatively, you might want to create your own content : Custom solutions.
The video below outlines the technology.