University of Michigan Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program and Vizgen
Are happy to announce that we have partnered together
to offer UM researchers an opportunity to win a chance to advance their research with a MERSCOPE grant Challenge

MERSCOPE, the first high multiplexing, high resolution in situ platform to combine single-cell and spatial genomics

MERFISH is a game-changing technology in single-cell genomics and has broad applications in both fundamental biology and medicine, ranging from basic science, to drug discovery, to clinical pathology. Given its ability to quantify RNAs across a wide range of abundances while preserving native context, MERFISH enables many applications of in situ transcriptomic analyses of individual cells in culture or complex tissues.

Spatially profile gene expression across whole tissues down to subcellular resolution

Vizgen is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of genomics, providing tools that demonstrate the possibilities of in situ single cell spatial genomics, setting the standard for the spatial genomics field. These tools are enabling researchers to gain new insight into the biological systems that govern human health and disease with spatial context.

Vizgen’s MERSCOPE Platform is powered by the proprietary MERFISH (Multiplexed Error-Robust Fluorescence in situ Hybridization) technology, a quantitative and genome-scale multiplexed imaging technique for identifying nucleic acids in their native tissue environment with resolution scaling from subcellular to tissue scale.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Winners must be or become members of SCSAP
  • Submission Deadline:
  • Sample types include:
    • Human FFPE samples.  Can be TMAs.
  • Panel Option:
    • Human Pan Cancer or
    • Human I/O Panel
  • Vizgen will provide all reagents necessary for prepping samples.
  • Vizgen will provide 2 Imaging Kits for two MERSCOPE runs on the instrument.
  • Vizgen will also provide a discount to the Core for additional imaging kits either for this project or for if the end user wants to add more runs for a publication in the future.
  • The prepping reagents will be for up to 10 samples.  The extra can be kept by the core for future experiments.