Clive Brown, the company's chief technology officer, provided an update on the firm's business and talked about new products and planned improvements.
The system uses synthetic probes that bind to molecules of interest and then pass through solid-state nanopores, enabling detection of the target molecules.
The nanopore ZMW can enable lower starting amounts of DNA for PacBio sequencing, and may eventually enable direct RNA sequencing.
The team showed in a study this week that they could detect BRAF mutations in thyroid cancer, and believe the method could also allow blood-based early cancer detection.
The company is working on both strand- and exonuclease-based nanopore sequencing as well as developing nanopore sensor technology.
The firm will scale up manufacturing of its nanopore sensor, expand its executive team, and push development of its sequencing and genome mapping applications.
UCSF will analyze Two Pore Guys' handheld nanopore device for its ability to detect a KRAS mutation from patient blood and urine samples.
The UCSC spinout plans to launch a handheld nanopore sensor this year and will partner with diagnostic and other companies to develop assays.
Researchers funded in part by Oxford Nanopore recently published a study showing nanopores can detect proteins at the single-molecule level.
The assembly of the agricultural pest Rhizoctonia solani genome was more contiguous and larger than previous short-read assemblies.
Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.
The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.
Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.
In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.