Introduction to nanopore sensing
The GridION™ system
- Movie: An introduction to the GridION™ system
- GridION™ node
- Node installation
- Management of nodes
- Automatic optimisation of system performance
- Manufacturing of the GridION™ system
The MinION™ device: a miniaturised sensing system
Analytes and applications: DNA, RNA, proteins
Fields of use
The Oxford Nanopore's proprietary nanopore-based sensing chemistries can be operated on the GridION™ system, an electronics-based platform. This enables multiple nanopores to be measured simultaneously and data to be sensed, processed and analysed in real time.
A node can be employed as a single desktop instrument, or scaled up in a similar way to computing installations.
As a desktop instrument for the individual researcher, it can write data to the network or to a locally attached disc (directly through a USB or through a network) and work in a small lab. GridION does not require a dedicated server.
Each node is a network device. Multiple nodes can be aggregated together into larger co-operating units or clusters, communicating with each other in a peer-to-peer fashion over the user's network. The system is designed to interface or even co-locate, with standard or high-performance IT infrastructure. Workflow overheads and total costs, including IT, scale linearly with the GridION system.
graphic: a single node (left) may be used as a desktop device, or installed in conjunction with other nodes that communicate with each other through a network (centre, right).
A single node as a desktop
|Nodes may be clustered through a network for larger throughput installation||Each GridION node operates with a single disposable cartridge|