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MinION devices

The only portable, real-time devices for DNA and RNA sequencing

Small but mighty

< 450 g

Sequence anywhere, pocket-sized devices

From $1,000

Low-cost sequencing for every lab

Up to 50 Gb*

Real-time sequencing data

* Theoretical max output when system is run for 72 hours at 420 bases / second. Outputs may vary according to library type, run conditions, etc.

Why MinION?

MinION Mk1C and Mk1B

Powerful

Get up to 50 Gb data from a single flow cell*.

* Theoretical max output when system is run for 72 hours at 420 bases / second. Outputs may vary according to library type, run conditions, etc.

Portable

Sequence anywhere, including at sample source.

Real time

Immediate data streaming for rapid, actionable results.

Unrestricted read length

Generate short to ultra-long (>4 Mb) reads for ultimate experimental flexibility.

Evidence-based public health decision-making in the COVID-19 pandemic

Read how researchers at Erasmus MC deployed real-time nanopore sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 to support public health policy in the Netherlands.

Complete, closed bacterial genomes from complex samples

Researchers at Stanford University explore how profiling the human gut microbiome may deliver insights into treatment outcomes of immunocompromised individuals.

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Novel isoform identification in a neuropsychiatric disease gene

Researchers at the University of Oxford utilise long, full-length nanopore sequencing reads to unambiguously characterise transcript isoforms of the 13 kb CACNA1C gene.

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Complete characterisation of cancer driver genes using targeted sequencing

Nanopore sequencing combined with CRISPR/Cas9-based target enrichment enabled profiling of SNVs, SVs, methylation, and allelic phasing of key cancer associated genes.

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Specifications

MinION Mk1C MinION

Read length

Nanopores read the length of DNA or RNA presented to them — from short to ultra-long (longest >4 Mb)

Dimensions

  • Size: W 105 mm, H 23 mm, D 33 mm
  • Weight: 87 g

Suitable applications include

  • Whole genomes/exomes
  • Metagenomics
  • Targeted sequencing
  • Whole transcriptome (cDNA)
  • Smaller transcriptomes (direct RNA)
  • Multiplexing for smaller samples

High yields

Up to 50 Gb per MinION Flow Cell / 2.8 Gb per Flongle Flow Cell*

* Theoretical max output when system is run for 72 hours (or 16 hours for Flongle) at 420 bases / second. Outputs may vary according to library type, run conditions, etc.

Connectivity

Weighs under 100 g and plugs into a PC or laptop using a high-speed USB 3.0 cable

Low cost

  • Starter Packs from $1,000 including consumables
  • Compatible with Flongle Flow Cells for smaller tests and analyses
  • Multiplexing kits for higher sample throughput

Read length

Nanopores read the length of DNA or RNA presented to them — from short to ultra-long (longest >4 Mb)

Dimensions

  • Size: W 140 mm, H 30 mm, D114
  • Weight: 450 g

Suitable applications include

  • Whole genomes/exomes
  • Metagenomics
  • Targeted sequencing
  • Whole transcriptome (cDNA)
  • Smaller transcriptomes (direct RNA)
  • Multiplexing for smaller samples

High yields

Up to 50 Gb per MinION Flow Cell / 2.8 Gb per Flongle Flow Cell*

* Theoretical max output when system is run for 72 hours (or 16 hours for Flongle) at 420 bases / second. Outputs may vary according to library type, run conditions, etc.

All-in-one device

  • High-resolution touchscreen — simple device control and visualisation of results
  • Complete connectivity — LAN and Wi-Fi enabled
  • Integrated, powerful compute — pre-installed basecalling and analysis software

Low cost

  • Starter Packs from $4,900, including consumables
  • Compatible with Flongle Flow Cells for smaller tests and analyses
  • Multiplexing kits for higher sample throughput

Product documentation

MinION Mk1B Quick Start Guide

This Quick start guide contains everything you need to install your MinION Mk1B and to check that the device is ready for use.

218 KB PDF
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MinION Mk1B Device specs

Full Technical Specification for the MinION Mk1B

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MinION Mk1B IT requirements

This checklist represents the minimal requirements for installing the MinION in your institution.

670 KB PDF
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Safety and regulatory information

110.7 KB PDF
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MinION Mk1C Quick Start Guide

Everything you need to install your MinION Mk1C and to check the device is ready for use.

333 KB PDF
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MinION Mk1C IT Requirements

This checklist represents the minimal requirements for installing the MinION Mk1C in your institution.

67 KB PDF
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