MinION and GridION Flow Cell
The MinION and GridION Flow Cell contains up to 512 nanopore channels for sequencing DNA or RNA in real time.
A MinION Flow Cell (R9.4.1) is a consumable used with MinION and GridION devices. It contains the proprietary sensor array, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and R9.4.1 nanopores suitable for all 1D experiments
- A user simply adds their prepared library to the flow cell and starts their sequencing experiment
- Data is accumulated over time as DNA or RNA is sequenced by the nanopores. Individual read files are generated and are immediately available for analysis
- As data is streamed in real-time, a user can choose to stop a run as soon as sufficient data is gathered
- A flow cell contains sufficient buffer to run for ~48 hours (under optimal conditions) and a user can choose to run continuously or run, stop, wash, and load a new sample until the buffer and nanopores are exhausted