MinION is a portable device for molecular analyses that is driven by nanopore technology. It is adaptable for the analysis of DNA, RNA, proteins or small molecules with a straightforward workflow.
The MinION can be run for minutes or days according to the experimental need. Users can adjust settings like the speed that the DNA passes through the nanopore. PromethION, which will soon be released into early access, is designed to be fully scalable so that users can operate between one or 48 flow cells at any one time.
Long read lengths
The Oxford Nanopore system processes the reads that are presented to it rather than generating specific read lengths. The longest read reported by a MinION user to date is more than 200Kb, but it can process the spectrum of read lengths.