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NanoString Technologies to Release Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SEATTLE, July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoString Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NSTG), a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced that the company will release 2013 second quarter financial results after the close of trading on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Company management will host an investment community conference call beginning at 4:30pm ET to discuss those results and to provide a business update.

Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (888) 793-9492 for domestic callers, or (734) 385-2643 for international callers, or from the webcast on the investor relations section of the Company's Web site at: www.nanostring.com. The webcast will be available on the Company's Web site for 14 days following the completion of the call.

About NanoString Technologies, Inc.

NanoString Technologies provides life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products. The company's nCounter® Analysis System, which has been employed in basic and translational research since it was first introduced in 2008 and cited in more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, has also now been applied to diagnostic use in the European Union. The system offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision. The company's technology enables a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications, including biomarker discovery and validation. The nCounter-based Prosigna™ Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay is the first in vitro diagnostic kit to be marketed through the company's recently formed diagnostics business.

The nCounter Analysis System is available for "Research Use Only" in North America.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Lynn Pieper of Westwicke Partners For NanoString Technologies lynn.pieper@westwicke.com 415-202-5678 Media Contact: Nicole Litchfield For NanoString Technologies nicole@bioscribe.com 415-793-6468Source:NanoString Technologies, Inc.