To enable the analysis of anything, by anyone, anywhere
Oxford Nanopore makes a novel generation of DNA/RNA sequencing technology that provides rich data and is fast, accessible, and easy to use. Their goal is to disrupt the way that biological analyses are currently performed and open up new applications that have a profound, positive impact on society.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc, a public company headquartered at the Oxford Science Park outside Oxford, UK, was founded in 2005 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford. The company employs more than 1000 employees from multiple disciplines, including nanopore science, molecular biology and applications, informatics, engineering, electronics, manufacturing, and commercialisation. The management team, led by CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera, has a track record of delivering disruptive technologies to the market.
Oxford Nanopore has developed a new generation of DNA/RNA sequencing technology. It is the only sequencing technology that offers real-time analysis (for rapid insights) in fully scalable formats from pocket to population scale that can analyse native DNA or RNA and sequence any length of fragment to achieve short to ultra-long read lengths.
Small formats such as Flongle address the need for on-demand, rapid, smaller tests or experiments and can be used in labs or in the field. The pocket-sized MinION is a powerful and portable sequencing device that can deliver high volumes of long-read sequence data. The benchtop GridION can run up to five MinION Flow Cells at a time, on-demand, for larger genomics projects. PromethION is the largest format for nanopore sequencing, designed to offer on-demand use of up to 48 flow cells—capable of delivering more than 10 Tb of sequence data in a full run—and is now being used in population-scale sequencing projects. The palm-sized PromethION 2 makes high-output nanopore sequencing broadly accessible
To make the technology suitable for any user, they focus on increasing ease of use and automation. Nanopore sequencing offers easy and rapid preparation, including a ten-minute library preparation kit and the automated, programmable VolTRAX. Oxford Nanopore also provides a range of analysis workflows.
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