Nanopore sequencing flow cells for use with MinION or MinION Mk1C devices.
- Each flow cell contains up to 512 nanopore channels for sequencing DNA or RNA in real time
Nanopore flow cells contain the proprietary sensor array, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), and nanopores for DNA/RNA sequencing on MinION and MinION Mk1C devices.
R9.4.1 Flow Cells are compatible with all current nanopore sequencing kits. The R10 series of nanopores contain a double reader-head, and is suitable for experiments where high consensus accuracy is required. Paired with the Kit 12 (also referred to as Q20+) chemistry, R10.4 Flow Cells generate data at a modal accuracy above 99%. R10.4 Flow Cells currently require Kit 12 chemistry. As a new product, R10.4 Flow Cells will be rapidly iterating as we continue to deliver performance improvements.
How flow cells work:
A user simply adds their prepared sequencing library to the flow cell and starts their sequencing experiment. Data is accumulated over time as DNA or RNA is sequenced by the nanopores. Individual read files are generated and are immediately available for analysis.
As data is streamed in real-time, a user can choose to stop a run as soon as sufficient data is gathered. A flow cell contains sufficient buffer to run for ~72 hours (under optimal conditions) and a user can choose to run continuously or run, stop, wash, and load a new sample until the buffer and nanopores are exhausted.
Flow cells can be recycled through Oxford Nanopore Technologies.
Delivery information: Flow cells and kits are shipped together at 2–8°C. The packaging is designed to protect the flow cells from freezing.
R9.4.1 Flow Cells are stable at ambient temperatures for 30 days (when the pack is unopened). For longer term storage (up to 12 weeks), it is recommended that they are kept, unopened, at 2–8°C.
R10.4 Flow Cells should be stored unopened at 2–8°C. At this temperature, they can be stored for up to 4 weeks.
Packaging: MinION Flow Cells are shipped in a sealed pouch. This packaging also serves as the flow cell returns kit. MinION Flow Cell 8 packs are packaged in a single pouch containing all 8 flow cells. Users are requested to return their flow cells after use so that they can be responsibly recycled by Oxford Nanopore Technologies.
Caution: Oxford Nanopore Technologies products are not intended for use for health assessment or to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.