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What is the PromethION? | Oxford Nanopore Technologies

What is the PromethION?

The PromethION is Oxford Nanopore’s ultra-high throughput benchtop sequencing device capable of delivering terabases of data,

Using the same core technology as the MinION and GridION, the PromethION offers real-time, long-read, high-fidelity DNA and RNA sequencing. The device comes in two sizes: the PromethION 24 (P24) and PromethION 48 (P48) and can run up to 24/48 individually addressable flow cells at a time (and 48/96 per week).

While the PromethION can generate record-breaking amounts of data when run at capacity, the device also allows for unparalleled flexibility, each flow cell position is individually addressable, enabling the user to run multiple sample types and experiments simultaneously without needing to fill the entire sequencer.

Avoiding the need for batching allows users to run samples as soon as they have them in hand, cutting down on turnaround time and minimizing cost per sample.

With its incredible output, simplicity of use, intuitive software interface, and minimal sample prep, the PromethION can accommodate a wide range of projects, from population-scale genomics to scRNA-seq experiments to epigenetics research and beyond.

The PromethION’s flexibility and ease of use also allow users to offer Nanopore sequencing as a service.

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