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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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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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Oxford Nanopore at ASHG 2017

18th October 2017

Since ASHG last year, the MinION has been used to sequence human genomes (and also large plant genomes), the higher-throughput GridION and PromethION have emerged, new direct RNA and cDNA sequencing...

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WuXi NextCode: 药明明码全球基因大数据平台引入Oxford Nanopore测序技术

18th October 2017

药明明码全球基因大数据平台引入Oxford Nanopore测序技术 English version WuXi NextCODE Integrates Oxford Nanopore into the Global Platform for Genomic Data. 科研人员及临床专家可在药明明码中国领先的综合性CLIA/CAP双认证实验室中体验长读长、以及实时的DNA和RNA...

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Oxford Nanopore starts developer programme to trial new enrichment methods for real time nanopore sequencing

17th October 2017

Oxford Nanopore is developing target enrichment processes for the nanopore sequencing platform, based on the CRISPR/Cas9 system. When coupled with real-time nanopore DNA analysis, these techniques a...

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China welcomes Oxford Nanopore technology 中国市场喜迎牛津纳米孔技术

12th October 2017

中文版 October 2017: Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology is now available in China. The long-read, real-time, portable MinION sequencer is now being used by researchers across China, who are work...

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Response from Oxford Nanopore Inc. to new lawsuit from PacBio

29th September 2017

Oxford Nanopore Inc. responds to the recent lawsuit by PacBio as follows: “PacBio is suing us on patents which they don’t use. We consider it a meritless suit and anti-competitive patent trolling”....

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New basecaller now performs ‘raw basecalling’, for improved sequencing accuracy

4th September 2017

Oxford Nanopore has released a new basecaller, Albacore v2.0.1, that identifies DNA sequences directly from raw data, rather than utilising an intermediary stage called ‘event detection’. This upgra...

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GridION X5 in the wild

17th August 2017

GridION X5 incorporates embedded compute with the ability to sequence 1-5 Flow Cells, on demand. Announce in March, it is now in labs across the world. Hear from the researchers about their GridIONs...

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Oxford Nanopore launches cDNA analysis, for full length transcripts

26th June 2017

Oxford Nanopore has today launched two new sequencing kits, for direct or PCR cDNA analysis. This means that nanopore technology can now be used for a full range of RNA analyses, including: Direc...

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Nature paper shows power of genomic surveillance of Zika

25th May 2017

Data published in Nature this week shows the power of genomic surveillance of outbreaks. Researchers from the UK worked with Brazilian teams, travelling through north-east Brazil using the MinION d...

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CEO Gordon Sanghera on Innovation and the future of diagnostics

15th May 2017

At the recent London Calling talk, Gordon Sanghera opened the second day of the conference with views on how a company should approach disruptive technology development and innovation. He also spok...

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Clive Brown, CTO, gives a technology update at London Calling

10th May 2017

London Calling 2017 is now concluded. 400 scientists convened from all over the world to share science and ideas on how to use nanopore sequencing. You can read updates from the speaker talks here f...

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1D squared kit available in the store: boost accuracy, simple prep

9th May 2017

1D2 is a new method of nanopore sequencing: a strand of DNA is sequenced, followed by the complementary strand. It gives a boost in accuracy over the 1D method but retains the simplicity of library ...

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