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Nanopore sequencing offers advantages in all areas of research. Our offering includes DNA sequencing, as well as RNA and gene expression analysis and future technology for analysing proteins.

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MinION GridION PromethION Flongle VolTRAX

Compact benchtop device designed to run and analyse up to five Flongle or MinION Flow Cells

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Ultimate flexibility

1 - 5 flow cells

Run multiple DNA/RNA sequencing experiments

Integrated compute

Onboard, real-time analysis

Up to 150 Gb

High-throughput data generation

Why GridION?

GridION nanopore sequencing device


Run up to five independently addressable Flongle or MinION Flow Cells.

High throughput

As much as 150 Gb of data — streamed in real time for immediate analysis.

Integrated compute

Powerful onboard data processing and analysis, minimising IT requirements.


Small footprint, suitable for any lab.

No capital cost

Pay just for consumables.

Nanopore service certification

Service provider certification is available for GridION

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Read length

Nanopores read the length of DNA or RNA presented to them — from short to ultra-long (longest >4 Mb)


Compact benchtop device with integrated compute suitable for any lab

  • Size: W 370 mm, H 220 mm, D 365 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg

150 Gb yield

Up to 30 Gb per MinION Flow Cell / 2 Gb per Flongle Flow Cell

Suitable applications

  • Larger genomes or projects
  • Whole transcriptomes (direct RNA or cDNA)
  • Large numbers of samples

On demand

Sequence what you need, when you need it

  • Run flow cells individually or together — no more sample batching
  • Mix MinION and Flongle Flow Cells to suit experimental needs
  • Run multiple DNA or RNA experiments at once
  • Barcode for even more samples


  • No capital cost
  • Simple plug and play operation
  • Integrated compute — minimal IT infrastructure required

Powerful, integrated compute

Sequencing and analysis in one powerful device

  • Latest generation CPU / GV100 GPU accelerator
  • 64 GB RAM / 4 TB SSD storage
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Instrument control and data analysis software

Product documentation

GridION Mk1 Quick Start Guide

Everything you need to install your GridION Mk1 and to check the system is ready for use.

1.4 MB PDF

GridION Mk1 device specs

GridION Mk1 Technical Specification

732 KB PDF

GridION Mk1 IT requirements

This checklist represents the minimal requirements for installing the GridION.

156 KB PDF

Safety and regulatory information

110.7 KB PDF


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