Spatial Profiling

Spatial profiling enables deep phenotypic (Protein/RNA) profiling and mapping of those profiles to specific locations within the tissue context, giving a more precise view of molecular processes in cells and tissues

Detecting Molecular Expression Patterns Within Tissues

Spatial profiling, also known as spatial transcriptomics, is a cutting-edge technique that enables the mapping of gene expression patterns within intact tissue sections. Traditional transcriptomic analysis provides information on gene expression levels but lacks spatial context. Spatial profiling overcomes this limitation by preserving the spatial information of gene expression, allowing us to understand the organization and distribution of different cell types and gene expression patterns within a tissue sample.

Recent advancements in sequencing technologies have led to the development of spatially resolved transcriptomic methods. These techniques combine next-generation sequencing with spatial barcoding to obtain high-throughput gene expression data while preserving the spatial information.

Cell Type Identification and Characterization

Spatial profiling enables the identification and characterization of different cell types within a tissue based on their gene expression profiles. This information can help understand the spatial organization and interactions between different cell populations in the context of normal tissue architecture or disease states.

Biomarker Discovery and Validation

Spatial profiling can aid in the discovery and validation of biomarkers associated with specific tissue regions or cell types. By identifying genes or gene signatures associated with particular disease subtypes or treatment response, spatial profiling can contribute to the development of personalized medicine approaches.

Studying Tumor Microenvironments

Spatial profiling can provide a deeper understanding of the tumor microenvironment, including the interactions between cancer cells and surrounding stromal cells. This can help elucidate the complex cellular interactions and molecular signaling pathways involved in cancer progression and metastasis.