Custom Probe Design
HCR™ probe sets comprising one or more split-initiator probe pairs enable multiplexed quantitative RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (RNA-FISH), RNA flow cytometry, and northern blotting with automatic background suppression throughout the protocol.
If your target is not already in our catalog, the Molecular Instruments Team offers free custom probe design for any target mRNA in any organism across the tree of life (view gallery).
Please provide the accession number (if available) or the target RNA sequence (including 5' and 3' UTRs) when you place your order.
Simple Robust Protocols
Protocols for HCR™ RNA-FISH, HCR™ RNA flow cytometry, and HCR™ northern blotting are simple, robust, and enzyme-free, requiring only 2 stages independent of the number of target RNAs.
Automatic Background Suppression
HCR™ RNA-FISH reagents provide automatic background suppression throughout the protocol, ensuring that even if probes or hairpins bind non-specifically in the sample they will not generate amplified background, dramatically enhancing performance and ease-of-use.
HCR™ enables straightforward multiplexing using 1-step quantitative signal amplification for all target RNAs simultaneously.
Image Any mRNA. In Any Organism. In Any Sample Type.
HCR™ RNA-FISH offers unmatched versatility (see gallery): FFPE tissue sections, fresh/fixed frozen tissue sections, thick brain slices, cells in solution or on a slide, whole-mounts, cleared samples, model organisms, non-model organisms, environmental samples, or multi-kingdom samples.
HCR™ IF + HCR™ RNA-FISH
HCR™ protein-IF + HCR™ RNA-FISH enables multiplexed quantitative protein and RNA imaging with 1-step HCR™ signal amplification for all protein and RNA targets simultaneously.
Quantitative RNA Analysis Modes
HCR™ probe sets enables four quantitative analysis modes for RNA targets:
Subcellular Quantitative RNA Imaging
Subcellular HCR™ RNA-FISH enables analog RNA relative quantitation with subcellular resolution in the anatomical context of thick autofluorescent samples.
Single-Molecule Quantitative RNA Imaging
Single-molecule HCR™ RNA-FISH enables digital RNA absolute quantitation with single-molecule resolution in the anatomical context of thick autofluorescent samples.
Quantitative RNA Flow Cytometry
Quantitative HCR™ RNA flow cytometry enables analog RNA relative quantitation for high-throughput expression profiling of mammalian cells and bacteria.
Quantiative Northern Blots
Quantitative HCR™ northern blots enable simultaneous quantification of RNA target size and abundance.
A new era for in situ hybridization:
multiplexed, quantitative, high-resolution, sensitive, versatile, robust
RNA relative quantitation for high-throughput expression profiling of mammalian cells and bacteria