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Social responsibility

We want anyone to be able to access the biological information they need. Our technology is now being used in nearly 100 countries, including some that had no access to sequencing before our products were introduced.


We’re committed to recruiting people from diverse backgrounds with varied experiences and perspectives. This is essential if we are to fully reflect the global scientific community we serve. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment or bullying.

We undertake an annual gender pay gap review and are taking steps to ensure employees of all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds have equal opportunities across our business.

Our goal to support diversity is reflected in our broader business practices. For example, our flagship conferences, London Calling and the Nanopore Community Meeting, attract hundreds of speaker applications each year. We put multiple practices in place to ensure that speakers at the conference reflect the diversity and scientific excellence of the scientific community, with speakers well balanced on gender, geography and indeed multiple contributions from early career scientists.

STEM initiative

Students taking part in a flow cell loading exercise
STEM Students in the audience at London Calling

In 2019 we partnered with local education charity Universify Education to launch the STEM event at London Calling.

Our STEM event is currently UK specific and aims to break down barriers to entry into the industry for underrepresented A-level students. Attendees are invited along to a day at the conference free-of-charge affording them the opportunity to talk to scientists in different areas of research, about their work and about careers in STEM, gaining invaluable advice from industry experts.

Students are also invited to attend talks of interest throughout the day, and even get to try out the tech on show for themselves!

In the future we will be exploring ways of expanding this initiative.

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