HCR RNA-FISH Products

Multiplexed, quantitative, high-resolution RNA imaging

HCR probe sets, amplifiers, and buffers enable multiplexed, quantitative, high-resolution RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (RNA-FISH) with automatic background suppression throughout the protocol (how HCR RNA-FISH works).

 

HCR Flow Cytometry and Northern Blots

The same reagents enable multiplexed quantitative:

with automatic background suppression throughout the protocol.

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Simple Robust Protocols

HCR RNA-FISH protocols 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.

Straightforward Multiplexing

HCR enables straightforward multiplexing using 1-step quantitative signal amplification for all target RNAs simultaneously.

Deep Sample Penetration

HCR amplification hairpins are short predominantly double-stranded oligos that penetrate thick samples to execute an enzyme-free amplification cascade at the site of the target.

Image Any Target mRNA. In Any Organism. In Any Sample Type. 

HCR 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. 

 

Custom Probe Design

Free custom probe design is available for any target mRNA in any organism across the tree of life. 

HCR Protein-IHC + HCR RNA-FISH

Combine HCR RNA-FISH bundles with HCR protein-IHC bundles for simultaneous multiplexed, quantitative, high-resolution protein and RNA imaging with 1-step HCR signal amplification for all protein and RNA targets simultaneously. 

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Quantitative RNA Analysis Modes

HCR enables four quantitative analysis modes for RNA targets: 

qHCR RNA Imaging

qHCR RNA imaging provides analog RNA relative quantitation with subcellular resolution in the anatomical context of thick autofluorescent samples.

 

dHCR RNA Imaging

dHCR RNA imaging provides digital RNA absolute quantitation with single-molecule resolution in the anatomical context of thick autofluorescent samples.

qHCR RNA Flow Cytometry

qHCR RNA flow cytometry provides analog RNA relative quantitation for high-throughput expression profiling of mammalian cells and bacteria.

 

qHCR Northern Blots

qHCR northern blots provide relative and absolute quantification of RNA target size and abundance.

HCR Probe Set

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HCR split-initiator probe sets are designed by the Molecular Instruments Team.

To assist with your research, sequence information for probe binding sites is available for your orders upon request.

HCR Amplifier

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Metastable fluorescent HCR hairpins are quality-control tested by the Molecular Instruments Team. 

HCR Buffers

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Probe hybridization buffer

Probe wash buffer

Amplification buffer

HCR RNA-FISH Bundle

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Conveniently order reagents as a bundle containing any of: probe set, amplifier, buffers. Safety Data Sheets

Getting started?

For multiplexed, quantitative, high-resolution HCR RNA-FISH with automatic background suppression throughout the protocol:

 

 order one HCR probe set per target RNA (each for use with a different HCR amplifier)

 ✓ order one HCR amplifier per probe set (each with a different fluorophore)

 ✓ order HCR buffers

The same reagents can be used for multiplexed quantitative HCR RNA flow cytometry and northern blots with automatic background suppression throughout the protocol.