Oxford Nanopore Technologies aims to disrupt the paradigm of biological analysis by making high performance, novel DNA/RNA sequencing technology that is accessible and easy to use.
Our novel, electronics-based DNA/RNA sequencing technology is being used in nearly 100 countries, for a range of biological research applications. These include large scale human genomics, cancer research, microbiology, plant science and environmental research.
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Each consumable flow cell for MinION can now generate as much as 30 Gb of DNA sequence data or 7-12 million reads if you are analysing RNA. Ultra-long read lengths are possible (hundreds of kb) as you can choose your fragment length. The MinION streams data in real time so that analysis can be performed during the experiment and workflows are fully versatile.
The current chemistry and software release for GridION enables generation of up to 150 Gb of data during a GridION Mk1 run and the newly upgraded compute module provides sufficient resource for basecalling in real time as well as on-board downstream analysis pipelines.
PromethION offers the same real-time, long-read, direct DNA and RNA sequencing technology as MinION and GridION, at much larger scale. You may find PromethION suitable for large scale projects such as population-scale sequencing or plant genomics, or for large scale service offerings.