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Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

DNA sequencing company specializing in rapid long-read sequencing through nanopores.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies (also known as Oxford Nanopore) is a British biotechnology company that produces machines and kits for nanopore sequencing of both DNA and RNA. Oxford Nanopore's sequencing technology is based on measuring the voltage across a membrane as a motor protein threads a single strand of nucleic acid through a transmembrane protein pore. This approach to reading DNA enables Oxford Nanopore to build small, low-power, inexpensive DNA sequencers; to sequence extremely long strands of DNA; and to perform rapid DNA sequence detection and analysis. These characteristics have lead to the use of Oxford Nanopore devices to perform genetic analysis in remote or extreme environments, such as deep in a rainforest or on the International Space Station; and to their use for rapid detection, diagnosis and analysis of pathogens in the field, such as during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.



While the basecalling accuracy of Oxford Nanopore sequencers remains lower than those achievable by Sanger or Illumina sequencing, both per-read and consensus assembly accuracy have rapidly improved in the past few years.



Oxford Nanopore has stated its goal to enable 'anyone, to sequence anything, anywhere.'

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5 Results

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Gordon Sanghera

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Adam Hurst

Employee



Andy Davies

Employee



Fernando Izquierdo

Employee



Garrett Matthew Knight

Employee



Hagan Bayley

Co-Founder



Ilya M

Employee



Janusz Rupar

Employee



Jonatan Bjork

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Jonathan Pugh

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Julian Atienza

Employee



Kunal Bandekar

Investor



Nicholas Scales

Employee



Paul Triniman

Investor



Roger Pettett

Employee



Ryan M Harrison

Employee



Saurabh Sarkar

Employee



Tim Massingham

Employee



Yan Yang

Employee



Yaroslav Faybishenko

Investor



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