This article has been updated with additional information about the AGBT conference.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies said today that registration for early access to its MinIon sequencer has closed. It will now invite "a number of applicants" to be the first testers of the nanopore sequencing platform.

The company did not say how many early-access customers it will select for the first cycle of the program, which will run for six weeks, or when it will start sending them MinIon sequencers and consumables.

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