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Oxford Nanopore prepares for a $3 billion IPO

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April 01, 2021
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April 01, 2021
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Oxford Nanopore's nanopore technology has come into the limelight since the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, it has supported scientists in over 85 countries in tracking the emergence of new mutant variants. This field validation and its ability to overcome various technical hurdles sets the stage for the company to be the next major disruptor in genomics, challenging the dominance of Illumina. Clients keen on portable sequencing solutions for precision medicine, food safety and crop science use cases should consider integrating these solutions into their operations. Clients in the genomic sequencing value chain, from bioinformatics developers to chemical and material suppliers, must be prepared as nanopore sequencing becomes more mainstream.

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