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Edmund Cartwright House, 4 Robert Robinson Avenue
Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA, UK

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Suite 4, The Mansion, Chesterford Research Park
Little Chesterford, Essex, CB10 1XL, UK

Tel: +44 (0)845 034 7900 | Fax: +44 (0)845 034 7901

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The MinION™ Access Programme (MAP) is a community-focused access project which started in Spring 2014. The philosophy of the MAP is to enable a broad range of people to explore how the MinION may be useful to them, to contribute to developments in analytical tools and applications and to share their experiences and collaborate. Listening to this community helps Oxford Nanopore provide continuous improvements to our products and support. To apply to join the MAP click here.

Focus On the Experiment,
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MinION™ and PromethION™ are driven by
nanopore technology, with unique features of real-time
electronic data streaming and scalability of analyses.

MinION™ is a portable device for molecular analyses that is driven by nanopore technology. It is adaptable for the analysis of DNA, RNA, proteins or small molecules. MinIONs simple workflow is designed to allow the user to perform a range of end-to-end experiments in their own environment.

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PromethION™ is a high throughput, desktop instrument for molecular analyses driven by nanopore technology. It is designed to allow the analysis of DNA, RNA, proteins or small molecules.

PromethION™ gives users the choice of how many nanopores are being used for a particular sample; choose from running an individual sample to multiple samples in parallel.

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About Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is developing and commercialising a new generation of nanopore-based electronic systems for analysis of single molecules, including DNA, RNA and proteins. The handheld MinION™ device, the high-throughput/high sample number PromethION™ and GridION™ systems are designed to provide novel qualities in molecular sensing such as real-time data streaming, improved simplicity, efficiency and scalability of workflows and direct analysis of the molecule of interest. The devices may be used in scientific research, personalised medicine, crop science, security and defence and environmental applications and a number of applications, methods and tools have been published by MinION users. Products and services are priced for low total-cost-of-ownership DNA sequencing (or other analyses). Oxford Nanopore is developing or providing products and services to simplify all parts of the nanopore-based molecular analysis workflow. For sample preparation this includes VolTRAX, a rapid, programmable, portable, disposable sample preparation device designed to convert complex samples such as blood, saliva or environmental samples directly onto a nanopore sensing device. For analysis this includes Metrichor, a cloud based service for real time molecular analyses, vertically integrated with nanopore sensing devices. MinION is commercially available and registration has opened for the PromethION Early Access programme (PEAP). Supported by a broad patent portfolio, the Oxford Nanopore pipeline includes multiple generations of nanopore-based sensing technologies, including those based on both biological and solid-state nanopores.

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