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London Calling 2017: Day 2 updates

5th May 2017

Plenary: Nick Loman The first plenary lecture of the morning was from Nick Loman who works in the Institute for Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham. Nick started the presen...

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London Calling 2017: Day 1 updates

4th May 2017

It's been a long day at Old Billingsgate in London, where 400 people gathered from 25 countries to share their experiences of nanopore sequencing. Other talk summaries, in brief: Plenary: Karen ...

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Oxford Nanopore launches analysis workflow for antimicrobial resistance

24th April 2017

Oxford Nanopore has launched a new analytical workflow for use with its real time nanopore sequencing devices. ‘ARMA’ allows characterisation of antimicrobial resistance genes in real time. The mov...

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Oxford Nanopore initiates legal proceedings against Pacific Biosciences

21st April 2017

On Friday 21st April 2017, Oxford Nanopore initiated its first legal proceedings in Europe against Pacific Biosciences* for infringement of EP1192453, which Oxford Nanopore has an exclusive right to...

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Direct RNA sequencing with nanopore opens up to more users

19th April 2017

Nanopore technology is the only available sequencing technology that can sequence RNA directly, rather than depending on reverse transcription and PCR. It is also increasingly being used for the ana...

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Oxford Nanopore responds to new, meritless lawsuit, delivered by PacBio one day after GridION launch.

20th March 2017

“It's another pore excuse for a lawsuit," said Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO. " We believe this is another frivolous lawsuit brought by a competitor nervous about our superior technology. I would like to ...

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Introducing GridION X5

14th March 2017

Today we announced the launch of the GridION X5, a new system that can drive up to five MinION Flow Cells and process all the data produced within a single benchtop device. GridION X5 can be used to...

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MinION software (MinKNOW) upgraded to enable increased data yield, other benefits

16th February 2017

An upgrade of the MinION software, MinKNOW, has been released to the nanopore community. MinKNOW 1.4.2 provides several improvements and new features: Experiment control parameters have been opt...

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Response to UK Pacific Biosciences suit

3rd February 2017

Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the UK-based company that sells the only nanopore sequencing device, the MinION portable DNA sequencer and is now releasing the high throughput/high sample number Prome...

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Sequence from as little as 10pg starting material

27th January 2017

We have made available to our user community a new library preparation protocol for DNA sequencing using Whole Genome Amplification. It is designed to help users who have a very low amount of starti...

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Oxford Nanopore announces £100M / $126M fundraising

12th December 2016

12th December 2016, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the UK-based technology company that has designed and sells the world’s only portable DNA/RNA sequencer, has raised £100 million ($...

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In Brief: Oxford Nanopore updates at the Nanopore Community meeting in New York

2nd December 2016

It has been a busy week in New York. Presentations will be released soon, but in the meantime you can review updates by following #nanoporeconf on social media or the updates here on the news page. ...

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Update from Day 2 of the Nanopore Community Meeting in New York: Cas9 enrichment, long reads in transcriptomics, fungal pathogen outbreak surveillance, more

2nd December 2016

The 200 attendees returned after a busy Day 1 to a day of plenaries, breakouts and discussions. Dr. Andy Heron, Oxford Nanopore's Director of Advanced Research, told us about the progress they've...

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Update from Day 1 of the Nanopore Community Meeting in New York: infectious disease, first human genomes on a MinION, Clive Brown plenary, more

2nd December 2016

Thursday was a busy day at the Nanopore Community meeting in New York. 200 attendees travelled to the Metropolitan Pavilion to listen to plenaries, take part in breakout sessions and view the techno...

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Launch of 16S analysis workflow

30th November 2016

The 16S rRNA gene is present in all bacteria and archaea. Including both consistent and highly variable regions, the gene is ideal for sequence-based identification of these organisms, particularly ...

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Oxford Nanopore participates in Prime Minister's trade delegation to India

7th November 2016

Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore, has joined the Prime Minister's trade delegation to India. The trade mission, which takes place over three days in Delhi, is about showcasing the best o...

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Oxford Nanopore responds to the patent lawsuit filed by Pacific Biosciences

3rd November 2016

Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the UK-based company that sells the only nanopore sequencing device, the MinION portable DNA sequencer and is now releasing the high throughput/high sample number Prome...

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Human Genome on a MinION

20th October 2016

Oxford Nanopore announces today the result of our first attempt to sequence a human genome using the portable MinION device. Human Genome Data using nanopore technology will be released soon. In t...

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Upgraded "R9.4" Flow Cells and kits start shipping today

17th October 2016

Oxford Nanopore has started to ship the newest Flow Cells and kits. Visit the Store to order yours.

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VolTRAX Introduction Programme (VIP) – registration was open: 11th October 2016

11th October 2016

VolTRAX is an automated, USB, programmable preparation device designed to make DNA sequencing preparation easy and accessible to anyone, anywhere. VolTRAX was be made available to first users in the...

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PromethION Early Access Programme(PEAP) – early queue nearly full, orders transitioning to Main PEAP this Friday 14th October

11th October 2016

PromethION is the new device from Oxford Nanopore Technologies that is designed to provide on-demand, high-throughput, high –sample number DNA and RNA sequencing. There is no capital cost requiremen...

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Highlights of Clive G Brown's Technical Update

29th September 2016

Clive G Brown, CTO of Oxford Nanopore, gave a technical update on 29th September. If you missed it, you can watch it by registering your details here. Highlights from the talk include: A review of...

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Technical update from Clive Brown, CTO.TODAY 29 September 2016, 3pm BST

29th September 2016

Click here to watch the video of the talk.

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MinION used to identify pathogen and antimicrobial resistance in less than four hours

26th September 2016

A paper published today by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) uses the MinION DNA sequencer to characterise pathogens and profile antibiotic resistance in infection within four hours...

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Direct RNA sequencing with the MinION: new paper (preprint)

12th August 2016

Oxford Nanopore recently spoke about early work using the MinION and nanopore sensing to perform direct RNA sequencing. This is the first time this has been possible, without needing to make a cDNA ...

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