Oxford Nanopore Technologies is using a €730,000 ($940,000) grant from the European Union to explore a number of potential routes for nanopore-based DNA-sequencing technology, the company said last week.
Separately last week, Oxford Nanopore’s academic founder, Hagan Bayley, published a paper describing an improved method for passing a DNA strand through a protein nanopore, a development that may benefit the firm’s near- and long-term commercial efforts to develop a nanopore sequencer.

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