Oxford Nanopore Opens Genomics Market With PromethION 2 Solo: The World’s First Portable, High Yield Sequencer Providing Comprehensive DNA Analysis for Anyone, Anywhere | Business Wire

2023-01-12 16:07:45 By : Ms. Ariel Zhang

Oxford Nanopore's PromethION 2 and PromethION 2 Solo: the world’s first portable, high yield sequencer providing comprehensive DNA analysis for anyone, anywhere

Oxford Nanopore's PromethION 2 and PromethION 2 Solo: the world’s first portable, high yield sequencer providing comprehensive DNA analysis for anyone, anywhere

OXFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE )--Oxford Nanopore Technologies (“Oxford Nanopore”) today announces the roll out of its PromethION 2 (“P2”) Solo sequencer, the world’s most accessible, high-yield sequencing device with the potential to greatly expand access to accurate, fast and affordable sequencing for human genetics and other larger datasets.

With a starter pack priced at $10,455, the P2 Solo device is the only small, high-yield sequencer on the market – equivalent in size to one printed volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This will allow anyone to move beyond basic DNA analysis by incorporating more comprehensive analysis of genetic variants, transcriptomic and epigenetic analyses on a single platform, to fuel scientific discovery and improve lives.

Building on the demonstrated value of the PromethION platform, the device utilises high-accuracy nanopore sequencing of any-length native reads (from 20 bases to more than 4 million bases) and captures full biology including SNPs, INDELs, structural variants and methylation from a single flow cell.

This is designed to open the genomics market by equipping anyone, anywhere with high-yield whole genome sequencing data in real-time:

The PromethION 2, Oxford Nanopore’s fully plug and play benchtop nanopore sequencer in the same range as the P2 Solo, contains a powerful GPU and runs two high-yield PromethION Flow Cells. This is available for pre-order and will be available for shipment in the coming months.

The PromethION series was designed to minimise negative environmental impact by further integrating sustainability into product design, manufacturing processes and day-to-day operations.

Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore, commented:

“We have always designed products that redefine what is possible in genomics and open up important science to broader communities. Today, we are excited to reshape the future once again. With the world’s most accessible high-yield sequencing device, we are opening the genomics market by enabling anyone, anywhere, access to human-scale genomic data at the highest levels of accuracy.

“The P2 Solo device will further contribute to the ongoing democratisation of genomics research and expand scientific discovery using comprehensive nanopore data. This provides a broader foundation for those discoveries to be translated to real-world impacts in cancer, human genetics, infectious disease and to reshape our approach to interacting with our environment.”

Oxford Nanopore Technologies’ goal is to bring the widest benefits to society through enabling the analysis of anything, by anyone, anywhere. The company has developed a new generation of nanopore-based sensing technology for real-time, high-performance, accessible and scalable analysis of DNA and RNA. The technology is used in more than 120 countries to understand the biology of humans and diseases such as cancer, plants, animals, bacteria, viruses and whole environments. Oxford Nanopore Technologies products are intended for molecular biology applications and are not intended for diagnostic purposes.

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Victoria Barrie Communications Manager 07442 875141 media@nanoporetech.com

Victoria Barrie Communications Manager 07442 875141 media@nanoporetech.com