Oxford Nanopore MinION

The Oxford Nanopore MinION is a portable real-time sequencing device generating ultra-long reads from single DNA and RNA molecules without PCR amplification. Each MinION run generates 10-20 Gb of raw data with 75% of these reads passing quality control filters. Nanopore sequencing is currently the only technology that is capable of sequencing native strands of DNA and RNA without amplification or optics. It also provides direct epigenetic information of the sequences. The ultra-long reads, exceeding 100 Kb and up to 2 Mb, is only determined by input length of nucleic acid fragments. Its capacity of streaming sequencing data in real time allows rapid insight into samples and on-demand yield in a dynamic workflow.

Manufacturer: Oxford Nanopore
Equipment Rates & Fees
Customers are encouraged to purchase kits on their own and arrange adequate shipping to the core facility for sequencing.
ServiceUnitRPI UserExternal NonprofitExternal IndustryExternal Industry Partner
Sequencingper run$134$220$441$397
 RPI UsersExternal NonprofitExternal IndustryExternal Industry Partners
Personnel Time$70$115$230$207

Valid through July 31, 2024. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.

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