MGI uses Oxford Nanopore Technologies to disrupt the paradigm of biological analysis. The technology and commercial model has already opened up DNA analysis to researchers who previously had no direct access to sequencing technologies.

MGI’s GridION X5 allows for a benchtop system to run and analyze multiple MinION flow cells at one time. Nanopore sequencing, used in this system, provides real-time, long read DNA and RNA sequencing results for our researchers. There is flexibility with this instrument to adjust use of flow cells to match the project necessity. For large scale sequencing this can range from 10-20 Gb to 50-100 Gb in 48 hours depending on the amount of MinIONs in use.