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Oxford Nanopore and NVIDIA collaborate to partner the DGX AI compute system with ultra-high throughput PromethION sequencer

12th January 2021

Oxford Nanopore Technologies and NVIDIA are collaborating this year to integrate the NVIDIA DGX Station A100 into Oxford Nanopore’s ultra-high throughput sequencing system, PromethION. Partnering t...

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20 moments we will remember from 2020

31st December 2020

Dear all, As each year draws to an end, we reflect on its highlights. You can read our 2019 and 2018 blogs here. But 2020 was a year like no other; it's hard to think of the following as highlights...

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Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold-standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore’s COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

21st December 2020

Oxford, 21st December 2020. A study of more than 23,000 samples carried out by teams across the UK shows Oxford Nanopore’s COVID-19 test, LamPORE, is highly accurate for the detection of SARS-CoV-2...

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Oxford Nanopore and SourceBio announce commercial partnership for UK COVID-19 testing service

15th December 2020

Oxford Nanopore’s rapid LamPORE COVID-19 test to be made available via SourceBio accredited lab facilities. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited (“Oxford Nanopore”), a leading next generation DNA/...

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At NCM, announcements include single-read accuracy of 99.1% on new chemistry and sequencing a record 10 Tb in a single PromethION run

3rd December 2020

During an update at the 2020 Nanopore Community Meeting, Oxford Nanopore revealed a number of key advances in its sequencing technology. These include the release of new improvements in PromethION ...

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Two new papers further demonstrate the role adaptive sampling could play in understanding genetic disease

30th November 2020

Two new papers published in Nature Biotech today, from teams at the University of Nottingham and Johns Hopkins University, demonstrate the use of real-time nanopore sequencing and adaptive sampling ...

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Introducing the new MinKNOW App

25th November 2020

Today marks the release of the MinKNOW App for iOS and Android devices, now available to download from the Apple Store and Google Play. MinKNOW is the operating software that drives nanopore sequen...

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Structural variation & cancer: top 7 things to read right now

20th November 2020

Somatic mutations are the driving force behind cancer development, and structural variations (SVs) are more and more being recognised as an important class of these mutations. The detection of SVs i...

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Interview: Nanopore sequencing: the mobile methylome

17th November 2020

Adam Ewing leads the Translational Bioinformatics Group at the Mater Research Institute - University of Queensland in Australia, where he works to develop methods and software for analysing high t...

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Structural variation in human genomics: 6 things to read right now

3rd November 2020

The significance of structural variation in human genomics is becoming increasingly established in many fields, from cancer to neurology and the mechanisms of rare disease. With research moving at a...

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Epigenetics, Cas9-mediated enrichment and novel insights in transcriptome variation: catch up on talks from ASHG 2020

30th October 2020

This week we heard from Ariel Gershman, Shruti Iyer and Tuuli Lappalainen on their latest research addressing some of the key challenges in human genomics using nanopore technology. The talks are no...

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Oxford Nanopore announces multiple releases, for high-accuracy, content-rich, high-throughput whole-genome sequencing, and dynamic targeted sequencing

28th October 2020

- announced at the 2020 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Meeting. Oxford, UK, 28th October 2020. Oxford Nanopore announces multiple releases that expand and improve its sequencing techno...

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Your Oxford Nanopore guide to ASHG 2020 online

26th October 2020

ASHG 2020 has moved online this year but there’s still plenty going on and lots of ways you can find out about how human genomics researchers are overcoming some of the big challenges in the field...

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Blog: cuteSV - a powerful tool to uncover the full spectrum of genomic structural variants

19th October 2020

In this blog, Tao Jiang describes his work on the development of the structural variant (SV) caller cuteSV. Read on to find out how the cuteSV bioinformatics pipeline works, how it performs relative...

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Oxford Nanopore announces £84.4M in new capital

13th October 2020

Oxford, UK: Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £84.4M in new capital. The funding comes from existing investors and new investors, including International Holdings Company (IHC), RPMI Railpen...

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Oxford Nanopore, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners collaborate to transform disease surveillance in Africa

12th October 2020

Oxford Nanopore, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, US CDC, Microsoft and Illumina collaborate with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to launch Africa Pathogen...

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LamPORE test for SARS-CoV-2 detection gains CE-IVD mark

9th October 2020

LamPORE is a new, rapid, scalable, accurate test, for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. LamPORE is designed to be performed on a desktop device, GridION, or a palm-sized de...

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Interview: Improving structural variant interpretation for hereditary cancer susceptibility

5th October 2020

Accurate molecular diagnosis of cancer-causing germline variants enables increased screening, early detection, prevention, and optimal treatment, if cancer does arise in predisposed patients and t...

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Oxford Nanopore welcomes Dr Guy Harmelin as a non-executive Director

2nd October 2020

Guy has extensive experience in healthcare and technology investment and entrepreneurship. He was previously on the leadership team at Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, the largest...

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Blog: Copy number variation analysis from plasma: is it feasible using nanopore sequencing?

29th September 2020

In this blog, Filippo Martignano shares his research into copy number variation (CNV) analysis in cancer, from cell-free DNA samples, using shallow whole-genome sequencing. Read on to hear why he ch...

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LamPORE evaluation study shows 99.1% sensitivity, 99.6% specificity

25th September 2020

Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Medicine, Public Health England Porton Down (PHE), the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ha...

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Targeted sequencing with Oxford Nanopore: Fast, flexible, PCR-free Cas9 Sequencing Kit now available in store

16th September 2020

New Cas9 Sequencing Kit provides reagents for one-stop targeted sequencing, enabling scientists to cost-effectively sequence previously inaccessible target regions. Cas9 targeted sequencing with...

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Blog: Resolving structural variants causing antithrombin deficiency

14th September 2020

In this blog, Alba Sanchis-Juan, Javier Corral, and Belén de la Morena-Barrio describe their research into the genetic basis of thrombophilia, and how nanopore long sequencing reads were needed to r...

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Blog: Revealing the impact of structural variants on cancer susceptibility

2nd September 2020

In this blog, Katherine Dixon shares her team’s work on identifying structural variants in cancer genomes, and she explains why identifying them accurately is so important. Katherine DixonI am a...

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies partners with UK Government to roll out LamPORE, a new generation of COVID-19 test

3rd August 2020

Ground-breaking British technology will initially provide hundreds of thousands of fast, accurate, low-cost COVID-19 tests under new agreement with the UK Government, with the potenti...

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First complete assembly of human X chromosome

15th July 2020

The first telomere-to-telomere human chromosome was published in Nature this week — a landmark achievement for genomics researchers. Lead author Karen Miga, from the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institut...

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Interview: Identification of structural variation in chimpanzees using optical mapping and nanopore sequencing

10th July 2020

Daniela Soto is a Ph.D. candidate in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics program at UC Davis, working in the Dennis Lab where she is using long-read sequencing technologies to unveil the variabi...

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LamPORE for SARS-CoV-2 detection: the science behind the new assay

20th June 2020

LamPORE is a new assay, in advanced development at Oxford Nanopore. It is designed to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a saliva, swab or environmental samples. ...

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Oxford Nanopore announces pathway to diagnostics and other regulated markets

19th June 2020

Company launches Q Line sequencing portfolio for users in regulated settings Oxford Nanopore today announced its pathway towards providing products for the diagnostics and other regulated markets....

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London Calling 2020

18th June 2020

London Calling this year took a very different format, going online for the first time ever. With over 5,500 people tuning in to see the action, either live or on-demand, it was a fantastic two-and-...

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G42 and ONT Co-Develop Ultra-Scalable Solution for COVID-19 Detection (UAE)

9th June 2020

End-to-end solution will enable mass/on-demand screening to support the re-opening of global economies. Abu Dhabi; June 09, 2020: Group 42 (G42), a leading AI and Cloud Computing company based in ...

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Blog: Ruminating on the rumen microbiome

9th June 2020

In this blog, Beatriz Delgado Corrales, Óscar González Recio, and Mónica Gutiérrez Rivas describe their work on classifying rumen microbiomes, comparing long-read and short-read sequencing platforms...

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Oxford Nanopore announces £48.4M ($59.2M) in new capital to support ongoing innovation and the rapid worldwide growth of nanopore sequencing

26th May 2020

26th May 2020, Oxford, UK: Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £48.4M ($59.2M) in new capital. The funding comes from new investors and existing shareholders in EMEA, US and Asia, and adds to ...

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies announces advanced development of LamPORE, for rapid, highly scalable, low-cost COVID-19 detection

22nd May 2020

LamPORE is designed for use in both high-throughput labs or decentralised locations- Oxford Nanopore Technologies is in advanced development of a new generation of end-to-end test (assay) for the d...

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96 barcodes: Expanded PCR-free multiplexing capacity for lower cost per sample – now available in store

21st May 2020

Latest kit release provides 96 native barcodes for PCR-free sequencing, allowing higher numbers of samples to be run on a single flow cell - including for SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing protocol...

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Oxford Nanopore supports COVID-19 pandemic: epidemiology and research

21st May 2020

Please visit our updated COVID mini-site Oxford Nanopore is working with public health laboratories around the world, and researchers in related areas, to support the current COVID-19 pandemic. Th...

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MinION Mk1C now in-field, for COVID-19 and beyond

19th May 2020

From COVID-19 research and epidemiology to plant genomics, analysis of eDNA to whole genome sequencing, the applications of MinION Mk1C are now being thoroughly explored by the Nanopore Community. ...

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Interview: Nanopore sequencing: the missing puzzle piece in molecular identification

11th May 2020

Ahmed Abd El Wahed is a scientist at the Institute of Animal Hygiene, University of Leipzig, and established a mobile suitcase laboratory for the rapid detection of viruses, bacteria and parasites...

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Blog: PuntSeq - Portable nanopore sequencing of freshwater metagenomes

17th April 2020

In this blog, Lara Urban discusses the importance of freshwater microbial monitoring, and the founding of PuntSeq – a citizen science effort centred around using nanopore sequencing technology to ga...

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Blog: Metagenomic sequencing: which assembly method is best?

7th April 2020

In this blog, Adriel Latorre-Perez shares his work on comparing methods for assembling metagenomes from nanopore sequencing data, and he provides recommendations on the best tools to use for the job...

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As China gets back to work, Novogene announces scaling of sequencing services on Oxford Nanopore PromethION

30th March 2020

As researchers from the broad scientific community in China are able to resume their research, Novogene, the global genome sequencing service provider, has announced that it will be scaling up its p...

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UK creates COVID-19 genome sequencing alliance for large scale analysis of the virus; Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology supports rapid sequencing capabilities in the network

23rd March 2020

The UK has formed a genome sequencing alliance, to enable rapid, broad, large-scale sequencing analysis of samples from patients testing positive for COVID-19. The network aims to sequence the virus...

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Jury invalidates PacBio’s patents in U.S. patent trial against Oxford Nanopore

18th March 2020

After more than one week of evidence, a federal jury in Delaware found in favour of Oxford Nanopore and invalidated all four patents asserted by Pacific Biosciences ("PacBio") in this litigation. D...

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New research algorithms yield accuracy gains for nanopore sequencing

6th March 2020

Latest basecalling algorithms from Oxford Nanopore’s Research & Development teams show consistent improvement to raw, consensus and variant calling accuracies, with latest tools and methods reac...

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NuProbe announces licensing deal with Oxford Nanopore, supporting highly sensitive variant analysis in cancer research

26th February 2020

Houston, US, Shanghai, China — NuProbe Global, a global molecular diagnostics company based in Shanghai, China and Houston, TX, has signed an agreement with Oxford Nanopore Technologies, where Oxfor...

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Blog: Long reads reveal small-scale structural variations in an allo-tetraploid crop plant

25th February 2020

Harmeet Singh Chawla, from Justus Liebig University Giessen, discusses how he developed a pipeline using long nanopore reads to investigate genomic structural variation in the major crop Canola. ...

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Answered: 12 questions about London Calling 2020 (and why we’d love you to come and present your research)

18th February 2020

With two weeks left to submit an abstract for London Calling 2020, we take a look at what it’s like to be a speaker at London Calling – and why we’d like you to be one of them this year. Q: Wh...

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ARTIC Network provides protocol for rapid, accurate sequencing of novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019): first genomes released

10th February 2020

When used with nanopore sequencing technology, the workflow can go from sample to genome within 8 hours On 5th February, the first nCoV-2019 genome was released, sequenced using methods developed b...

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Interview: Nanopore sequencing in plants: from greenhouse to genome

10th February 2020

Date: Tuesday 18th February Time: 3pm UK time Speaker: Maximilian Schmidt, RWTH Aachen University Maximillian Schmidt is currently completing a PhD at RWTH Aachen University where he is using ...

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Towards real-time targeting, enrichment, or other sampling on nanopore sequencing devices, rather than in the sample prep: adaptive sampling for selective nanopore sequencing

3rd February 2020

Two new papers use real-time nanopore sequencing and the ‘Read Until’ API to show dynamic workflows for targeted sequencing without the need for upfront sample preparation. The papers describe metho...

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200 Oxford Nanopore sequencers have left UK for China, to support rapid, near-sample coronavirus sequencing for outbreak surveillance

31st January 2020

Following extensive support of, and collaboration with, public health professionals in China, Oxford Nanopore has shipped an additional 200 MinION sequencers and related consumables to China. These ...

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Blog: Plant genome hybrid assembly with MaSuRCA

15th January 2020

In the first of a new series of blogs from members of the Nanopore Community, Aleksey Zimin from Johns Hopkins University discusses his software MaSuRCA, which uses long nanopore reads to enhance th...

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R10.3: the newest nanopore for high accuracy nanopore sequencing – now available in store

13th January 2020

Latest chemistry retains the Q50 accuracy of R10 and provides increased throughput and capture, better raw read accuracy and compatibility with PromethION. Designed to improve on R10, which has rec...

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Oxford Nanopore appoints John O’Higgins to Board

10th January 2020

Oxford Nanopore is delighted to announce the appointment of John O’Higgins to its Board, as a Non-Executive Director. John was previously CEO of Spectris, the international productivity-enhancing...

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Oxford Nanopore announces £109.5M ($144.5M) in investment and share sales

2nd January 2020

2 January 2020, Oxford, UK: Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £29.3M ($38.6M) in new capital and additionally facilitated the sale of £80.2M ($105.9) in secondary shares, resulting in total g...

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19 highlights from 2019

31st December 2019

Dear all, It’s been another big year for us at Oxford Nanopore – we’ve been thinking a lot about growth. How do we continue to grow the performance of the technology, grow the volume at which we...

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Large-scale population genomics project announced by Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, using PromethION

10th December 2019

Today, a new, large-scale population genomics project was announced by the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The programme aims to improve the understanding of the genomics of individuals ...

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Nanopore Community Meeting 2019: Day 2

6th December 2019

The second day of the Nanopore Community Meeting 2019 in New York was no less packed than the first, with tonnes of great talks from a huge range of speakers. Here are just a few of the highlights, ...

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NCM 2019 technology update from Clive Brown

6th December 2019

Introduction - Clive recaps on how nanopore sequencing works. Sequencing at scale (6:44) - PromethION is a new model for high throughput sequencing. Each of its 48 flow cells can be used on-deman...

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Nanopore Community Meeting 2019: Day 1

5th December 2019

The first day of Nanopore Community Meeting 2019 in New York has been a day packed full of talks. Videos and recordings of all the talks will be online soon, but for now, here are a few highlights. ...

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Nanopore Digest: 15th November 2019

22nd November 2019

Welcome to the Oxford Nanopore digest - a regular newsletter of updates from the nanopore community. You'll be able to find links to recent publications, presentations and other news. If you'd lik...

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Population-scale nanopore sequencing provides new insight into role of SVs in human disease

21st November 2019

1,817 human genomes sequenced using nanopore, up to 10x more structural variants per individual genome than generated with short-read sequencing methods. deCODE genetics have used nanopore technolo...

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人群规模的纳米孔测序为结构变异(SV)在人类疾病中的作用提供新见解

21st November 2019

使用纳米孔技术对1,817个人类基因组测序,发现每个个体基因组的SV比短读测序方法产生的SV多10倍。 deCODE genetics 已经使用纳米孔技术生成了1,817名冰岛个体的长读长全人类测序数据,鉴定出的个体常染色体结构变异(SV)中位数为23,111个,累计中位值达9.9 Mbp。 在最新的发表文章中, deCODE genetics 的作者评论说: “我们展示了首个Oxfor...

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New! Pore- C: the complete solution for investigating chromosome conformation

12th November 2019

Nanopore sequencing can now be used for investigating chromatin contacts, to identify genome-wide contacts directly, without amplification. Weill Cornell Medicine and Oxford Nanopore have published...

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Interview: Improving the polar bear transcriptome using long-read sequencing and Cas9 depletion

29th October 2019

Date: Thursday 7th October Time: 4pm GMT Speaker: Ashley L. Byrne, University of California, Santa Cruz Ashley is a graduate student researcher working in the Vollmers Lab at University of Cal...

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Nanopore Digest: 17th October 2019

25th October 2019

Welcome to the Oxford Nanopore digest - a regular newsletter of updates from the nanopore community. You'll be able to find links to recent publications, presentations and other news. If you'd lik...

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Interview: Old is new: maximizing read lengths and yield for genome assembly

22nd October 2019

Date: Thursday 24th October Time: 4pm UK time Speaker: John Tyson, University of British Columbia Dr John Tyson is a senior research associate in the lab of Professor Terrance Snutch based in ...

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ASHG 2019: An Oxford Nanopore Guide

15th October 2019

Are you in Houston this week for the biggest human genomics conference of the year? Our team would love to hear what you’re working on! You’ll find us at booth 1127 with technology and application ...

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Nanopore Digest: 3rd October 2019

15th October 2019

Welcome to the Oxford Nanopore digest - a regular newsletter of updates from the nanopore community. You'll be able to find links to recent publications, presentations and other news. If you'd lik...

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Nanopore Tech Tour: a round up from Shanghai

27th September 2019

Yesterday the Nanopore Tech Tour landed in Shanghai for another fantastic day of talks, live sequencing demos, tutorials and flow cell loading clinics. Read on for summaries of the talks. ​ ...

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Nanopore Tech Tour: 上海场精彩回顾

27th September 2019

昨天,Nanopore Tech Tour 登陆上海开始又一天精彩的嘉宾演讲,现场测序演示,教学专场和测序芯片上样实践。欢迎大家继续阅读了解大会内容摘要。 ​ Chun Hang Au博士,香港养和医院,中国 "无需qPCR等仪器设备,MinION可以直接完成测序,我强烈推荐分子诊断学家们开始考虑使用实时的MinION测序仪。" 实时长读长测序在临床结构变异中的临床应用 Chu...

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Nanopore Digest: 19th September 2019

27th September 2019

Welcome to the Oxford Nanopore digest - a regular newsletter of updates from the nanopore community. You'll be able to find links to recent publications, presentations and other news. If you'd lik...

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Nanopore Tech Tour: a round up from Beijing

26th September 2019

This week, we're hosting the first Nanopore Technology Tour in China. On September 23rd we kicked off in Beijing with an excellent line-up of speakers from the Nanopore Community and a packed age...

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Nanopore Tech Tour: 北京场精彩回顾

26th September 2019

本周, 我们在中国举办了我们的首个 Nanopore Technology Tour。9月23日,伴随来自Nanopore社区的优秀演讲嘉宾阵容、纳米孔教学专场以及现场技术演示的紧凑日程, 我们在北京拉开了首场NTT的帷幕。阅读下文了解北京活动的摘要回顾。 Oxford Nanopore 技术和应用更新: 从首要原理到应用 ​ Oxford Nanopore Technologi...

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Interview: Long-read sequencing technologies reveal mutations lurking in the “camouflaged” genome

24th September 2019

Date: Tuesday 8th October Time: 4pm BST/11am EDT Speaker: Mark Ebbert, Mayo Clinic Dr. Mark T.W. Ebbert is Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic, USA with a background in computa...

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11 questions about NCM 2019 answered

20th September 2019

With only 11 weeks to go until we meet in New York City, here are 11 things you may be wondering about the Nanopore Community Meeting (and 11 reasons we’d love to see you there): Surely you ca...

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Oxford Nanopore enters into a non-exclusive agreement with Caribou Biosciences for CRISPR-Cas9 enrichment for nanopore sequencing

19th September 2019

Oxford Nanopore and Caribou Biosciences, Inc. have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement under which Caribou has granted Oxford Nanopore a worldwide, non-exclusive license under foundationa...

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New kit extends yields of flow cells

18th September 2019

Today we've released an updated Flow Cell Wash Kit which will be included in all starter packs and is also available to purchase separately on the Nanopore Store. The kit enables increased yields fr...

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最新试剂盒提高测序芯片产量

18th September 2019

近期,我们发布了最新的“测序芯片清洗试剂盒(Flow Cell Wash Kit)”,此试剂盒将包含在所有的启动套装中,您也可以单独在Nanopore 商城购买。该试剂盒能够提高现有测序芯片的产量。 测序芯片清洗试剂盒能够高效洗除 MinION 或 PromethION 测序芯片中的已有文库。清洗之后,测序芯片可以立即再次投入使用,也可以进行储存稍后使用。 在工作流程中引入核酸酶清洗步骤已...

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纳米孔的夏天* – 紧随最新消息

17th September 2019

中国Nanopore Tech Tour启程在即,纽约用户大会跃跃欲试,在我们为2019年剩余时期的繁忙工作做准备之际,我们利用片刻闲暇回顾了纳米孔社区在过去几个月里取得的惊人进展。 阅读清单 纳米孔社区的科学家们近期发表了数个高影响力的文章,本文列出了一部分与君共赏,您可以访问我们网站的资源中心阅读更多文献: 有多少人类基因组是完整的?自2003年4月人类基因组计划完成后16...

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A summer* of nanopore – are you up to date?

17th September 2019

As we gear up for what's set to be a busy rest of 2019, with a China Nanopore Tech Tour just around the corner and the New York Community Meeting hot on its heels, we’re taking a moment to reflec...

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Interview: Single-cell nanopore sequencing allows high-throughput multiomic analyses of cellular diversity in disease

28th August 2019

Date: Thursday 29th August 2019 Time: 4pm BST/11am EDT/8am PDT/1am Sydney Speaker: Ghamdan Al-Eryani, Garvan Institute of Medical Research Ghamdan Al-Eryani is currently completing his PhD in the...

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7 breakthroughs in RNA research from the Nanopore Community

1st August 2019

On RNA Day 2019 we're taking the time to celebrate some ground-breaking work from the Nanopore Community, across the field of transcriptomics. These examples utilise both methods we offer for long-r...

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Introducing GridION Mk1

29th July 2019

GridION is a desktop device that allows simple scaling of MinION and Flongle Flow Cells. Users are able to run up to five flow cells simultaneously, enabling the generation of as much as 150Gb (assu...

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Oxford Nanopore prevails for fourth time in patent hearing

17th July 2019

Oxford Nanopore has prevailed once again following the decision yesterday by the European Patent Office (EPO) to revoke a second PacBio European Patent, EP3170904. This decision is consistent with t...

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Scale-up: Oxford Nanopore’s new high-tech factory comes online

5th July 2019

8th July 2019, Oxford, UK: Oxford Nanopore has started high-tech, automated manufacturing processes at its new factory in Oxford, UK. The MinION building is a bespoke, state-of-the-art, high-tec...

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规模升级:Oxford Nanopore新高科技工厂上线

5th July 2019

2019年7月8日,英国,牛津市: Oxford Nanopore 在位于英国牛津的新工厂开启了高科技、自动化制造流程。 MinION大楼是一个定制的、非常先进的高科技制造车间,采用新的高度自动化生产工艺为Oxford Nanopore的新型实时DNA/RNA测序设备制造测序芯片耗材。全方位完整的生产流程将在未来几个月逐步实现。这个位于牛津Harwell科技园区的工厂,将成为显著提高产...

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Interview: Digging up the dirt using rapid genomic discovery with nanopore sequencing

20th June 2019

Technology Networks webinar Date: Thursday 27th June 2019 Time: 11am EDT/4pm BST/7am Alaska Speaker: Devin Drown, Assistant Professor at University Alaska Fairbanks Devin Drown is Assistant Prof...

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London Calling 2019 day 3: populations-scale SV with PromethION, forensics, direct RNA, more

24th May 2019

The final day of London Calling saw some impressive science in compact formats - read the plenary write ups below, or head over to the Nanopore Community to see the full live blog! Min Sung Park: ...

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London Calling: Clive Brown and team plenary

24th May 2019

Oxford Nanopore CTO Clive Brown's plenary at this year's London Calling was shared with members of his team: Stu Reid, Lakmal Jayasinghe, Andy Heron and Rosemary Dokos. You can watch the video below...

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London Calling 2019, Day 2: cancer research, completing human chromosomes, epigenetic signatures of viruses, more

23rd May 2019

The second day of talks at London Calling saw some phenomenal science - from completing the human genome to using cell-free DNA to investigate residual disease in cancer. Get the run-down of all th...

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London Calling 2019 day 1: RNA base modification, haematology, mRNA in the human brain, more

22nd May 2019

It's been a fantastic and packed out first day in Old Billingsgate for London Calling! The summaries of the key plenary talks can be found below recounting all the action; keep track of everything g...

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London Calling kicks off: includes live first-time sequencing of the Fever Tree - the plant that some say has saved millions of lives from malaria, over hundreds of years.

22nd May 2019

Today, the annual London Calling conference starts. 600 attendees from all over the world have converged on Old Billingsgate to discuss all things nanopore, to hear 87 speakers and read 81 posters ...

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GrandOmics collaborates with Oxford Nanopore to deliver dbSV-100k, a project to sequence 100,000 affordable nanopore long-read human genomes

25th April 2019

Strategic collaboration between two organisations represents largest nanopore sequencing project to date, capitalising on recent developments bringing ultra-high yields with PromethION GrandOmics, ...

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三年10万人全基因组测序!北京希望组与Oxford Nanopore建立战略联盟,共同构建大规模纳米孔测序平台

25th April 2019

北京希望组(GrandOmics)与Oxford Nanopore建立战略合作联盟,共同构建大规模Nanopore测序平台,预计三年内完成10万人Nanopore长读长人类基因组测序——dbSV-100K。 为了解基因组结构变异对人类疾病影响,国内领先的测序公司北京希望组(GrandOmics)宣布开展一项群体规模的大型测序项目dbSV-100K。该项目旨在利用高通量纳米孔测序,在2019年...

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迄今最高通量:PromethION测序仪突破7Tb记录

16th April 2019

本周在Oxford Nanopore,使用单一一组48张测序芯片,PromethION 48(P48)测序仪的通量突破7Tb。 实验同时运行了48张测序芯片,并实时进行碱基识别。这是充分利用了我们今年早期发布的软件的优势,使得PromethION Beta, P24和P48版测序仪的测序芯片可以在用户选择的情况下全部同时运行。 使用与当前交付给客户的相同的测序芯片,P48在81小时内获得了...

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The highest throughput yet: PromethION breaks the 7 Terabase mark

16th April 2019

The PromethION 48 (P48) achieved over 7 Terabases in a single experiment at Oxford Nanopore this week. The 48 flow cells were run in parallel and basecalled in real time. This takes full advantage ...

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ECCMID: An Oxford Nanopore guide to ECCMID

11th April 2019

If you're in Amsterdam this weekend for ECCMID 2019, please do come and say hello at booth 1.23. PromethION, GridION, MinION and Flongle will be on display and we're bringing a range of technolog...

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Nanopore sequencing for rapid, intelligent food safety testing

25th March 2019

Foodborne contaminants cause 9.4M illnesses in the United States each year; the average recall costs food manufacturers $15M per incident. Salmonella alone causes one million of these illnesses. Wh...

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纳米孔测序用于快速、智能的食品安全测试

25th March 2019

食源性污染物 每年在美国造成9千4百万人患病, 食品制造商每次事故的平均召回成本为1500万美元。仅沙门氏菌 Salmonella 一项便能导致100万人感染这些疾病。 当病原体进入工厂或食品供应链时,它们会迅速蔓延,对消费者造成伤害,并对行业造成干扰。在这种情况下,快速了解病原体是否存在、以及它们是什么类型的病原体非常关键,这使得行业能够及早采取精确的行动进行干预,以取得更好的结果。 大...

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New ‘R10’ nanopore released into early access

13th March 2019

R10 is a new design of nanopore, with a longer barrel and dual reader head. This week it is being released from internal use into an early access programme. A small number of nanopore users will b...

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新型纳米孔“R10”进入早期试用阶段

13th March 2019

作为一种新型纳米孔,R10配有两对读取头,且筒身更长。 本周,这种新型纳米孔即将从内部使用过渡到早期试用阶段,首先面向少数用户开放。 在此阶段,Oxford Nanopore公司将基于早期用户试用R10纳米孔的情况及反馈意见,迅速调整改善R10,以期尽快将产品推向市场。 Oxford Nanopore公司通过持续优化软件、分析算法、相关化学品和试剂盒,不断提升产品的性能表现。与往期相比,纳...

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Oxford Nanopore launches Flongle, for rapid, smaller DNA/RNA sequencing tests in any environment

12th March 2019

Oxford Nanopore has today made Flongle starter packs available to purchase, after initial testing in an early-access programme. Flongle introduces a new paradigm of smaller, on-demand DNA or RNA se...

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Nanopore Digest: 28th February 2019

5th March 2019

Welcome to the Oxford Nanopore digest - a regular newsletter of updates from the nanopore community. You'll be able to find links to recent publications, presentations and other news. If you'd lik...

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Nanopore Digest: 14th February 2019

18th February 2019

Welcome to the Oxford Nanopore digest - a regular newsletter of updates from the nanopore community. You'll be able to find links to recent publications, presentations and other news. If you'd lik...

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Oxford Nanopore prevails against PacBio in decision by US Court of Appeal that upholds ITC ruling

12th February 2019

- Decision defeats attempts by PacBio to prevent Oxford Nanopore from selling its technology in the US - Oxford Nanopore announces that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today upheld ...

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RNA sequencing transformed: Oxford Nanopore introduces new cDNA Sequencing Kits

4th February 2019

New generation direct cDNA and PCR-cDNA 109 Kits provide full-length cDNA transcripts at high yields. Oxford Nanopore has launched new ‘109’ cDNA Kits for its real-time, scalable sequencing technol...

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Interview: The SG-NEx project: nanopore long-read RNA-sequencing of human cancer cell lines

31st January 2019

Webinar date: Thursday 28th February (pre-recorded on 21st February) Time: 12pm EST/5pm GMT/9am PST Speaker: Jonathan Göke, Genome Institute of Singapore (A*STAR) Jonathan Göke is a Principal ...

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Interview: Transcriptome of an agricultural pest delineated by Oxford Nanopore RNA-Seq

25th January 2019

Webinar date: Thursday 14th February Time: 12pm EST/5pm GMT/9am PST Speaker: Anthony Bayega, McGill University, Canada Anthony Bayega is currently completing a PhD at McGill University in Canada,...

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PromethION 24 and PromethION 48 now available

24th January 2019

We are pleased to announce that PromethION 24 and PromethION 48 are now available to order in the nanopore store. PromethION offers high throughput, long-read, real-time, direct nanopore sequencing ...

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Oxford Nanopore prevails in patent ruling against Pacific Biosciences

22nd January 2019

Today the European Patent Office revoked Pacific Biosciences patent EP3045542 with claims to a single molecule sequencing process wherein two strands of DNA are linked by a connecting nucleic acid. ...

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Oxford Nanopore发布“野外测序试剂盒”,支持无冷链运输和储存的测序制备试剂盒

16th January 2019

我们的目标是使任何人、在任何环境下能够对任何生物进行分析。 作为实现这个目标的过程中的一部分,无论是在实验室内还是在现场,我们希望能够更轻松地向任何地点运送试剂耗材并进行实验。 我们正在寻求打破长久以来生命科学对冷链的依赖。对冷链的需求往往使得试剂耗材难以运输到偏远地区,或者使得在专业实验室环境之外使用测序技术更加困难。我们现在发布了新的“Field Kit” (野外测序试剂盒),只需十分...

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‘Field Kit’ launched by Oxford Nanopore, enabling shipping and storage of sequencing preparation kits without reliance on cold chain

16th January 2019

Our goal is to enable the analysis of any living thing, by any person, in any environment. As part of that process we want to make it easier to send consumables and perform experiments in any locat...

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18 highlights from 2018 (and a New Year quiz)

31st December 2018

Last week, as the year was coming to a close, we were discussing some of our highlights of 2018. It made us realise how much breakthrough science has come out of the nanopore community this year. ...

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Clive G Brown: Nanopore Community Meeting 2018 talk

29th November 2018

Clive G Brown, CTO of Oxford Nanopore, gave a tech update talk at the Nanopore Community Meeting. You can watch the talk here, or digest the tweets, including links and pictures here. Clive ga...

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Nanopore Community Meeting 2018 - Day 2 writeup

29th November 2018

Plenary: Michael Schatz Opening day 2 of the Nanopore Community Meeting 2018, Michael Schatz, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology at Johns Hopkins Universi...

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Nanopore Community Meeting 2018 - Day 1 writeup

28th November 2018

After the conclusion of the action from day one of the Nanopore Community Meeting 2018 in San Francisco, here's a detailed roundup of the talks! For more information on the talk by Oxford Nanopor...

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Interview: Genome Insights enabling crop innovation using PromethION

13th November 2018

Date: Tuesday 20th November Time: 3pm GMT Speaker: Alexander Wittenberg, KeyGene After completing his PhD at the Lab of Plant Breeding in 2007, Alexander Wittenberg joined KeyGene, a leading crop...

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Interview: Maize genome complexity traversed with Oxford Nanopore Technology

5th November 2018

Frontline Genomics Webinar Date: Thursday 8th November Time: 10am PST/1pm EST/6pm GMT Speaker: Todd P. Michael, PhD, Professor and Director of Informatics, JCVI Todd Michael is Professor and Dir...

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Nanopore Community Meeting (28-29 Nov) will feature talks from CTO Clive G. Brown, 50 users of nanopore sequencing. Get your ticket now!

2nd November 2018

The 4th Nanopore Community meeting will be held 28-29 November in San Francisco, with a workshop on 27th November. Browse the agenda and book your place. What to expect Nanopore technology update...

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Oxford Nanopore evening seminar at American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG): brief summary

22nd October 2018

At this year's ASHG, nanopore data was presented in a total of 26 talks/posters, read this ASHG guide for more information. In the evening, Oxford Nanopore hosted a seminar and gave a technical upd...

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Amgen invests £50 million ($66 million) in Oxford Nanopore Technologies

18th October 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and OXFORD, England (Oct. 18, 2018). Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. today announced Amgen’s equity investment of £50 million ($66 million) in Oxford ...

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ASHG: An Oxford Nanopore guide to ASHG

16th October 2018

If you are in San Diego at this week's ASHG meeting, please come and visit us at booth 435. We will have PromethION, GridION and MinION on display and a range of technology and application experts ...

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MinIT is out - an analysis and device control accessory to enable powerful, real-time DNA/RNA sequencing by anyone, anywhere

10th October 2018

MinIT, a rapid analysis and device control accessory for nanopore DNA sequencing, is now arriving with genomics researchers. Scientists will use it to run the MinION DNA/RNA sequencer, opening up ...

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Interview: Human genome sequencing on PromethION: characterisation of structural variants and repetitive regions

9th October 2018

Frontline Genomics Webinar Date: Thursday 11th October Time: 4pm BST/5pm CEST Speakers: Arne De Roeck & Wouter De Coster Arne De Roeck and Wouter De Coster are currently completing t...

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Oxford Nanopore releases ‘Rev D’ flow cells, enabling increase in data yields

5th October 2018

Oxford Nanopore has released a new version of MinION and GridION flow cells that include the new ‘Rev D’ ASIC. The new release extends the amount of time that flow cells can be used for DNA sequen...

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International Space Station update: direct RNA sequencing in space

30th August 2018

Photo (composite) courtesy of NASA Johnson Space Center This week, for the first time, direct RNA sequencing (mapping the order of bases on a native strand of RNA) has been successfully carried out...

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PromethION in the wild 2: data yield continues to climb

9th August 2018

PromethION, Oxford Nanopore’s highest throughput sequencing device, became commercially available after an early access phase, in May 2018. Since then users have been ramping up their efforts to set...

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GrandOmics becomes the first certified PromethION service provider in China 

2nd July 2018

GrandOmics, a company based in China, has become the first in China and the second in the world to be certified to provide PromethION DNA sequencing services using Nanopore technology. GrandOmics a...

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Clive G Brown: CTO plenary from London Calling

30th May 2018

In May 2018, 600 people gathered at Old Billingsgate in London to share their experiences of nanopore sequencing. Clive G Brown, CTO of Oxford Nanopore, gave a plenary that described recent advances...

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London Calling: Day 2 (afternoon) writeups

27th May 2018

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

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London Calling: Day 2 (morning) writeups

25th May 2018

Thanks for visiting this page - please come back soon as we will continue to load content throughout the day Day 2 of London Calling was opened by CEO Gordon Sanghera, who showed Matt Loose's entir...

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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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牛津纳米孔科技有限公司宣布获得来自全球知名投资机构1亿英镑(约1.39亿美元)的投资

20th March 2018

- 募得资金将用于新生产基地建设、市场拓展、以及新产品研发。 牛津纳米孔科技有限公司(Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited,简称牛津纳米孔)宣布在最新一轮融资中获得了1亿英镑(约1.39亿美元)的投资。牛津纳米孔总部位于英国,公司研发,生产和销售世界上唯一的便携式、实时DNA/RNA测序仪。参与本轮募资的投资机构包括新加坡政府投资公司(GIC)、建银国...

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

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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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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, however, a consta...

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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, enables the user...

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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 Flow Cells. T...

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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 concept experim...

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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 a sample co...

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London Calling conf concludes - watch the talks and review the announcements

27th May 2016

The London Calling conference in London has now concluded. More than 250 scientists with an interest in nanopore sequencing gathered to watch plenary talks, review posters, surf the Live Lounge wher...

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Update: New ‘R9’ nanopore for faster, more accurate sequencing, and new ten minute preparation kit

26th May 2016

R9 ‘R9’ is one of many alternative nanopore chemistries that have been in development at Oxford Nanopore. It was recently released in a new flow cell which will replace the previous R7 flow cells....

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Response to O'Neill report on antimicrobial resistance

19th May 2016

The final O'Neill report on antimicrobial resistance has been published today. The report provides disturbing illustrations of the risk of not addressing the global, growing issue of increasing anti...

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Response to litigation

24th February 2016

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

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Press release: Oxford Nanopore announces £70 million ($109 million) fundraising

21st July 2015

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the UK-based technology company that has designed and produced the world’s first DNA sequencer based on nanopore sensing, making it commercially available in 2014, ...

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Press release: Oxford Nanopore announces £35 million ($59 million) fundraising

12th August 2014

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the UK-based technology company specialising in nanopore-based electronic molecular analysis systems, has raised £35 million ($59 million) in new funding through a ...

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Press release: Oxford Nanopore announces secondary placing, divestment of Illumina

15th November 2013

15 November 2013, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the UK-based technology company specialising in nanopore-based electronic molecular analysis systems, has co-ordinated a secondary pla...

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Press release: Oxford Nanopore announces £40 million ($64 million) fundraising

9th October 2013

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, the UK-based technology company specialising in nanopore-based electronic molecular analysis systems, has raised £40 million in new funding through a private placem...

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Press release: Oxford Nanopore announces further collaborations for nanopore sensing technology

8th January 2013

January 8, 2013, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the leading developer of nanopore sensing technology for the analysis of DNA, RNA, proteins and other single molecules, announces that it h...

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Press release: Oxford Nanopore announces £31.4 million ($50.8 million) fundraising

3rd May 2012

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, a privately held company that is developing a disruptive technology for the real-time electronic analysis of single molecules, today announced that it has raised £3...

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Oxford Nanopore introduces DNA 'strand sequencing' on the high-throughput GridION platform and presents MinION, a sequencer the size of a USB memory stick

17th February 2012

New generation of sequencing technology uses nanopores to deliver ultra long read length single molecule sequence data, at competitive accuracy, on scalable electronic GridION platform. Miniaturised...

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Oxford Nanopore to present DNA 'strand sequencing' at AGBT conference; commercialise directly in 2012

1st February 2012

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. announces that Clive G Brown, Chief Technology Officer, will present at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conference in Marco Island, Florida, on...

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Oxford Nanopore congratulates collaborator Professor Mark Akeson on $3.6 million NHGRI grant.

23rd August 2011

- award to Professor Mark Akeson and collaborators will support research into DNA ‘Strand Sequencing’ using a protein nanopore - Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. is pleased to congratulate Profes...

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Oxford Nanopore expands Oxford headquarters and opens new informatics outstation in Cambridge, UK

21st July 2011

Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Ltd announces the expansion of its Oxford headquarters and the opening of a new Oxford Nanopore informatics outstation in Cambridge, UK. These new premises will suppor...

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Oxford Nanopore appoints Peter Allen as Non-Executive Director

27th June 2011

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Allen ACA to its board. Peter Allen joins the board of Oxford Nanopore as non executive Director with broad, senior ...

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies announces £25 million ($41 million) fundraising

26th April 2011

- Proceeds will fund the Company’s technology for nanopore DNA sequencing, protein analysis and solid-state nanopore R&D - Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd., the UK-based developers of nanopor...

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Accelrys and Oxford Nanopore Enter Software Partnership for DNA Sequencing Data Analysis

16th March 2011

Accelrys, Inc (NASDAQ:ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. Unde...

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Oxford Nanopore announces licence agreement with Harvard University for graphene DNA sequencing

11th March 2011

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd ("Oxford Nanopore") today announced an exclusive agreement with Harvard University's Office of Technology Development ("Harvard") for the development of graphene for...

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JACS paper demonstrates molecular motor for DNA strand sequencing

2nd December 2010

JACS paper demonstrates continuous and controlled translocation of DNA polymer through a nanopore by phi29 DNA polymerase - fine control of DNA translocation is essential component of nanopore-base...

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Nature Nanotechnology paper demonstrates enzyme controlled movement of ssDNA through nanopore

27th September 2010

Nature Nanotechnology paper shows enzyme-controlled movement of DNA polymer through a nanopore - research demonstrates progress towards DNA strand sequencing - Santa Cruz, CA, USA and Oxford, UK, ...

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Oxford Nanopore strengthens collaboration with University of Oxford

14th September 2010

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce a new agreement to strengthen the Company’s collaboration with the University of Oxford. The Company will fund research in the laboratories o...

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Oxford Nanopore congratulates Professor Reza Ghadiri and collaborators on $5.1 million NHGRI grant

14th September 2010

-award will support research into sequencing of single stranded DNA using a protein nanopore- 14 September 2010, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd is pleased to congratulate Professor Re...

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Oxford Nanopore raises £17.4 million ($28 million)

1st February 2010

- proceeds to fund further development of platform technology, for DNA sequencing and initial work in protein analysis - 1st February 2010, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd., a private...

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Oxford Nanopore collaborators win $1.8 million in NIH grants

14th October 2009

Oxford Nanopore Technologies congratulates our collaborators Professor Mark Akeson and Professor David Deamer of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) on receiving a grant of $1.1 million,...

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Science Minister Lord Drayson opens new Oxford Nanopore facility

8th July 2009

Lord Drayson inaugurates new Oxford Nanopore facility at The Oxford Science Park Oxford Nanopore Technology’s new building was officially opened by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson toda...

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Professor Hagan Bayley named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Royal Society of Chemistry

24th April 2009

Professor Hagan Bayley, Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Royal Society of Chemistry at last night’s Industry and Technology Forum ...

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Landmark DNA analysis paper published in Nature Nanotechnology

23rd February 2009

Oxford Nanopore announces publication of landmark DNA analysis paper: Nanopores accurately identify normal and methylated DNA bases 23rd February 2009, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technologies (“...

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Oxford Nanopore and Illumina Announce Strategic Alliance

12th January 2009

note: Technology referred to as BASE sequencing in this press release has since been referred to as 'exonuclease sequencing' (see 'about Oxford Nanopore Technologies' below). Illumina and Oxford Na...

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Oxford Nanopore Raises £13.9 million (£11.8 million Illumina, £2.1 million private investment)

12th January 2009

Oxford Nanopore Technologies announces that it has raised a total of £13.9 million, through an agreement with Illumina ($18 million / £11.8 million) and a private investment (£2.1 million).

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies announces participation in €12m READNA project

3rd December 2008

Oxford Nanopore Technologies (“Oxford Nanopore”) today announced its participation in the Revolutionary Approaches and Devices for Nucleic Acid analysis project (READNA). The newly-launched READNA ...

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Oxford Nanopore announces Advisory Board, UCSC agreement

19th August 2008

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Announces License Agreement with University of California, Santa Cruz, and formation of Technology Advisory Board August 19th 2008, Oxford, UK. Oxford Nanopore Technolo...

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Oxford Nanopore and Harvard University agreement

5th August 2008

Harvard University and Oxford Nanopore Technologies Announce Licence Agreement to Advance Nanopore DNA Sequencing and other Applications August 5, 2008 Cambridge, Mass., USA, Oxford, UK. – Harvard ...

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Appointments: Dr John Milton and Clive G. Brown

9th June 2008

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd ("Oxford Nanopore") today announces the appointment of Dr John Milton as Director of Nanopore Chemistry and Clive G. Brown as Director of Bioinformatics and IT. Oxf...

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Oxford NanoLabs becomes Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd

21st May 2008

Oxford NanoLabs, the UK-based technology company, today became Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd ("Oxford Nanopore"). The new name reflects the Company's goal of developing nanopore technology into m...

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Oxford NanoLabs Ltd secures £10m investment

28th March 2008

Note: Oxford NanoLabs changed its name to Oxford Nanopore Technologies in May 2008. 28 March 2008, Oxford, UK. Oxford NanoLabs Ltd announces that it has secured £10m ($20.1m) in new investment from...

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