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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 ...

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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 wou...

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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...

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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 ha...

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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 n...

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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 amoun...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 progr...

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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...

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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, pa...

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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...

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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 n...

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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 ...

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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 u...

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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...

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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. Highlights from the talk include: A review of the nanopore technology platform, which is designed to en...

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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...

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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 m...

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Local basecalling now available, enabling MinION usage in the field

4th August 2016

Users of the MinION have traditionally been able to make use of Oxford Nanopore’s cloud-based analysis platform, EPI2ME, to basecall and analyse their data in real time. Sometimes, howeve...

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"Read Until" method published, allows real time 'tasting' of DNA to determine whether to sequence or reject it

25th July 2016

Today, a landmark paper in DNA analysis methods was published in Nature Methods, by Matt Loose at the University of Nottingham. The method, used with real-time nanopore sequencing, enabl...

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Rapid library prep kit now available: complete your library prep in under ten minutes

19th July 2016

Today we made available in the store a new library preparation kit for DNA sequencing. It is designed for fast preparation of DNA libraries for 1D sequencing, for use with R9 version Flo...

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MinION DNA sequencer blasts off to the International Space Station

18th July 2016

At 5.45am this morning the MinION blasted off to the International Space station. Among the payload was the MinION DNA sequencer. Astronaut Kate Rubins will be performing proof of conc...

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Witney MP David Cameron performs rapid analysis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria using novel British technology

15th July 2016

Witney MP David Cameron today visited local company Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the company behind the MinION handheld DNA sequencer.  He used the Company’s portable device to analyse ...

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