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Doug Farrell Vice President of Investor Relations
Brad Gray President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Bailey Chief Financial Officer
Dan Brennan Cowen
Dan Arias Stifel
Catherine Schulte Baird
Edmund Debler Morgan Stanley
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Operator

Good day. Thank you for standing by and welcome to the NanoString Third Quarter 2021 Operating Results. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. turn Investor over Relations. to Vice Doug like of President now the to conference Farrell, I'd Thank you. ahead. go Please

Doug Farrell

Thank you, operator.

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Brad Gray

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Tom Bailey

and Brad all us thanks joining for Thanks today.

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manufacturing certain on prepared. or press Please margin compensation, have stock-based Investor are expenses, posted and removes our adjusted to our Relations measures guidance results release webpage as to offset our basis improvement growth for The revenue compared which provide as impact to one-time by adjusted a in product QX the year-over-year. I'll with we XX% non-GAAP costs adjusted Adjusted of increase made gross an driven items. XXX increased and about improvement year. primarily Turning due was consistent development development million, investments our DSP the point of refer period service. and R&D well last with our on information was CosMx in the to to how $XX.X basis, increased non-GAAP was and primarily of year margins partially annual depreciation was range SMI to our GeoMx QX providing to program. and associated TAP detailed XX% or was personnel our exhibits expense capacity prior R&D additional by related costs and higher compared

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call the to for closing turn our back comments. I'll Now, over Brad

Brad Gray

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Operator

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Brad Gray

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Brad Gray

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Operator

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Dan Brennan

questions. for Thanks guys. the Hi,

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Brad Gray

for Thanks question, the Dan.

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Dan Brennan

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Brad Gray

Thanks, Dan.

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Dan Brennan

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Operator

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Dan Arias

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Brad Gray

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Dan Arias

yes. less, or More

Brad Gray

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Dan Arias

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Brad Gray

Sure.

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Dan Arias

Okay. Thank you.

Operator

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Catherine Schulte

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Brad Gray

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Catherine Schulte

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Brad Gray

so larger for have year fulfill. at it about The some commercial overall our a hiring the positions the to have than well. expansion and -- today is we still was we gone third beginning still our team Yes, has of

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Catherine Schulte

you Okay, great. Thank

Operator

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Edmund Debler

question. This Hi, taking guys. for for Edmund is Tejas. on Thanks the

and your mouse couple experiments? to – seeing human Are months and from of And you a transitioning initial given steady be the expect customers pilot to but both product on really seems scaled be this state? an WTA, the the human traction what First for that there larger with you better study been you strong to the market? on able phase are quantify at a has utilization would rates WTA,

Brad Gray

question, Thanks the Edmund. for

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Edmund Debler

in you. particularly And geographic slower and then on some you a trends sample of thank you're called collection recovery of you're of the distributors. and the since slower biomarker then discrepancy nCounter, of a I out utilization APAC talk know biopharma terms in in COVID Can regions, geographic is about perspective? EU your recovery right, previously seeing? And from that seeing, terms there trends rely you're you that seeing All you've

Brad Gray

U.S. have Swiss customers have companies operate U.S. biopharma companies really biopharma our huge European operations. big right. and Yes, operations as global biopharma entities,

see has in our North customer here since and biopharma America, biopharma strongest to say group, really our who helped has as Europe has a ex-U.S. geographic within I'd trends call. don't recovery do QX to strongest researchers of academic have region segment. – in have the did global the fully They academic improvement vary They behave amongst recovery. though tend improved we but from that see Academics segment. but kind markets, region. So us our the been to kept August pre-pandemic Asia both realizing we with from – QX, and really from performance

Edmund Debler

any got any of robust expecting academic it. academic light And environment, fourth of quarter flush a Got sort in end budget on abnormal it, or of sort? the funding market your seasonality are you

Brad Gray

guide the every left tend budget may they the fourth budget see as we over do But for quarter we have not year-end in a before major quarter. that deadline. do seasonality flush Well, use fourth people to

in that quarter seasonality but nothing I'd typical a fourth extraordinary. pattern just of quarter, our the So, say guidance fourth assumes

Edmund Debler

much. you Thank it. Got very

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