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London Calling: Day 1 (afternoon) writeups

24th May 2018

A blog summarising presentations from the London Calling Conference, May 2018. Thanks for visiting our London Calling writeup page. We'll continue to update it over the coming days so please check ...

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London Calling: Day 1 (morning) writeups

24th May 2018

The annual London Calling conference kicked off today at Old Billingsgate in the City of London. This blog contains writeups of many of the talks, or you can also follow the action at Twitter on #n...

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First PromethION service provider announced at London Calling

24th May 2018

At the opening of today's London Calling conference, Oxford Nanopore Technologies today announced KeyGene as the first certified PromethION service provider. In KeyGene’s aim to deliver the highest ...

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Public health teams in Madagascar pioneer use of portable, real time DNA sequencing to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB)

23rd May 2018

Antananarivo, Oxford, New York, Cambridge. Scientists in Madagascar have for the first time performed DNA sequencing in-country using novel, portable technology to rapidly identify the bacteria re...

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New MinKNOW: software release makes nanopore sequencing better and easier

10th May 2018

Today, we released an updated version of the software that drives our MinION, GridION and PromethION sequencing devices. The new software is designed to improve performance, make the technology easi...

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Oxford Nanopore announces favourable outcome in UK and German patent litigation against Pacific Biosciences

9th May 2018

Oxford Nanopore and Pacific Biosciences have agreed to discontinue UK and German litigation. In the settlement, Oxford Nanopore agreed not to sell its 2D kits in UK and Germany. 2D is, in any case, ...

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Longer and longer: DNA sequence of more than two million bases now achieved with nanopore sequencing.

4th May 2018

The first >2Mb DNA sequence (more than two million DNA bases in one continuous sequence) has been reported using Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology. The read was reported in a manuscript publ...

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Nanopore service providers update: three new providers, and more

24th April 2018

With the addition of three new service providers, we recap some of the work that is underway around the world by labs offering nanopore sequencing as a service. KeyGene KeyGene is the...

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"Flu virus finally sequenced in its native form" using nanopore technology

20th April 2018

The unique direct RNA sequencing method available with Oxford Nanopore technology has been featured in many publications, including a recent Nature Methods front cover in which the authors noted ...

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Oxford Nanopore announces £100 million ($140M) fundraising from global investors

20th March 2018

Funding will support new manufacturing facility, commercial expansion, and development of new innovative products. Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the company behind the only por...

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PromethION in the wild: high yield data announcements in human and plant DNA

23rd February 2018

A single MinION flow cell, able to run up to 512 channels at one time, can now produce more than 10-20Gb of DNA sequence data, and is being used in a variety of applications – browse our resource ce...

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Oxford Nanopore Successfully Defends PacBio lawsuit

8th February 2018

In November 2016, PacBio filed a Complaint with the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) alleging that Oxford Nanopore infringed two of PacBio’s patents and seeking to prevent Oxford Nanopore from...

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Tech update: Sub-$1000 genomes, Flongle, and other goodies

8th February 2018

On 8th Feb 2018, Clive G Brown provided a tech update on Oxford Nanopore by webcast. Key updates included: A pathway to a sub-$1,000 genome using PromethION (and longer term, MinION). PromethI...

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"Most complete human genome assembly to date using single tech": Nature Biotech paper from consortium of nine centres use Oxford Nanopore MinION to sequence human genome

29th January 2018

Nature Biotechnology has today published a whole human genome assembly using the MinION nanopore DNA sequencer. The consortium of researchers, from nine different institutions, demonstrated the mos...

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Two new Oxford Nanopore Service providers: now cover US, China, Europe, Australia

22nd January 2018

Two additional laboratories have now achieved certification to provide Oxford Nanopore sequencing as a service. There are now service providers operating in Europe, the US, China and Australia. Ne...

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希望组子公司未来组获Nanopore首家在中国认证服务供应商资质

22nd January 2018

希望组子公司未来组获Nanopore首家在中国认证服务供应商资质 2018-01-22 OxfordNanopore 文章于2018年1月22日发布 “ 武汉未来组生物科技有限公司(NextOmics)现已面向中国和包括英国、美国在内的海外市场合作伙伴提供nanopore测序服务。” 北京希望组(GrandOmics)旗下的武汉未来组生物科技有限公司(NextOmics)近期获得了Na...

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Nature Methods paper shows Direct RNA sequencing

15th January 2018

A Nature Methods paper, published today, shows that nanopore sequencing can be used to perform direct RNA sequencing, giving real-time sequence data without the need for reverse transcription or amp...

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2017 was busy, and here's why. Happy New Year 2018

8th January 2018

Welcome back to 2018! Last year was busy: new releases from Oxford Nanopore, more than 80 publications from the community and two sell-out community meetings. We hope you will keep in touch this y...

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World first: continuous DNA sequence of more than a million bases achieved with nanopore sequencing.

27th December 2017

The first >1Mb DNA sequence (more than a million DNA bases in one continuous sequence) has been achieved using Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology, a landmark in the history of DNA sequencing. ...

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Community meeting videos now available

14th December 2017

The Nanopore Community Meeting concluded on 1st December, gathering 300 people in New York. Videos of the sessions are now being released online, you can find them here. Writeups of Day 1 and Day ...

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Nanopore Community Meeting - Day 2 writeup

11th December 2017

Gordon Sanghera opened Day 2 to Blondie, of course, and by announcing that two service providers have now completed certification and are offering nanopore sequencing as a service using GridION. re...

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Oxford Nanopore sequencing now available as a service: first two providers achieve certification

10th December 2017

The pocket size MinION sequencer is intended to be a personal or lab sequencer for any researcher, and is not available for service provision. The GridION and PromethION can, however, be used by ser...

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Nanopore Community Meeting 2017: Day 1 write-up

30th November 2017

Day 1 of the Nanopore Community Meeting is done, and if you were not there in person, you may have been following #nanoporeconf on twitter. Videos of the sessions will be released soon. In the mean...

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New applications posters released for Nanopore Community Meeting

28th November 2017

Later this week, scientists will be gathering in New York to discuss their latest research using Nanopore DNA or RNA sequencing. You can see the agenda for the Nanopore Community Meeting here. If...

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One step closer to abolishing the cold chain: lyophilised kits for field-based sequencing

16th November 2017

Oxford Nanopore’s goal is to enable the analysis of any living thing, by anyone, anywhere.  To get closer to this, we want to abolish the cold chain so that our reagents can be transported easily to...

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