Almost Unicorn

Market research analysis firm Beauhurst ranks sequencing firm Oxford Nanopore among the highest valued and fastest growing firms in the UK, Forbes's David Prosser reports. This list of five, he adds, includes three biotech firms and two financial technology firms.

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