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No news from Oxford Nanopore

Back in February, Oxford Nanopore announced that they would have their new technology in labs within 10 months. Six months later, there has been no press releases telling us when and how labs will be able to get their hands on these devices. Indeed, there is no sign that the technology has matured or that anyone is planning to use it. At the time of their big announcement, cynics speculated that the only purpose was to get the interest of venture capitalists. Funny enough, the only press release since February has been to announce a successful round of fundraising. I guess I should stop holding my breath.

I made an inquiry at their sales department yesterday. Let’s see if they get back to me.

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