HCR™ RNA Flow Cytometry Protocols
Multiplexed quantitative RNA flow cytometry
HCR™ RNA flow probe sets, amplifiers, and buffers enable multiplexed quantitative high-throughput expression profiling of mammalian cells and bacteria with automatic background suppression throughout the protocol (how HCR™ RNA flow cytometry works).
HCR™ RNA Flow Cytometry: Protocol Overview
The same 2-stage protocol is used independent of the number of target RNAs.
Simple Robust Protocols
HCR™ RNA flow cytometry protocols are simple, robust, and enzyme-free, requiring only 2 stages independent of the number of target RNAs.
Automatic Background Suppression
HCR™ RNA flow 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.
Custom Probe Design
Free custom probe design is available for any target mRNA in any organism across the tree of life.
Normal Sleep Schedule
We favor protocols with an overnight probe incubation step to enable researchers to maintain a normal sleep schedule; durations can be customized as desired.
Quantitative Single-Cell Signal
HCR™ RNA flow cytometry enables single-cell relative RNA quantitation for mammalian cells and bacteria.