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

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

Cambridge location
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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.


In addition to sequencing DNA, the GridION™ system is designed for the direct analysis of RNA strands. By customising the processive enzyme to be specific for RNA, and adapting the nanopore to distinguish RNA-specific bases, this RNA-analysis system can be integrated into the GridION platform. 

This system is designed to analyse the original sample RNA strand directly, rather than by undergoing conversion to cDNA. The simplification of workflow, and direct – rather than surrogate – analysis, is unique to nanopore sensing.

Oxford Nanopore has ongoing R&D projects in this area.