Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is developing and commercialising a new generation of nanopore-based electronic systems for analysis of single molecules, including DNA, RNA and proteins. The handheld MinION™ device, the high-throughput/high sample number PromethION™ and GridION™ systems are designed to provide novel qualities in molecular sensing such as real-time data streaming, improved simplicity, efficiency and scalability of workflows and direct analysis of the molecule of interest. The devices may be used in scientific research, personalised medicine, crop science, security and defence and environmental applications and a number of applications, methods and tools have been published by MinION users. Oxford Nanopore is developing or providing products and services to simplify all parts of the nanopore-based molecular analysis workflow.

Company Growth (employees)
Oxford, GB
Size (employees)
266 (est)
Oxford Nanopore Technologies was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Oxford, GB

Key People/Management at Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Gordon Sanghera

Gordon Sanghera

Chief Executive Officer
Clive Brown

Clive Brown

Chief Technology Officer
John Milton

John Milton

Chief Scientific Officer
Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

VP, Finance
Spike Willcocks

Spike Willcocks

Chief BD Officer

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Office Locations

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has an office in Oxford
Oxford, GB (HQ)
4 Robert Robinson Avenue
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Oxford Nanopore Technologies Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$625.1 m

Latest funding size

$126 m

Time since last funding

about 1 year


Oxford Nanopore Technologies's latest funding round in December 2016 was reported to be $126 m. In total, Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised $625.1 m. Oxford Nanopore Technologies's latest valuation is reported to be $1.6 b.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Financials

Oxford Nanopore Technologies's revenue was reported to be £4.5 m in FY, 2016 which is a 507% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

4.5 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

867 k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(59.1 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(63.6 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(65 m)

Market valuation

1.6 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

64.1 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


158.5 k361.2 k167.9 k90.3 k149.5 k746 k4.5 m

Cost of goods sold

564 k3.7 m

Gross profit

182 k867 k

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


14 m20.3 m16.2 m6.7 m21.9 m28.1 m24.9 m52.6 m64.1 m

Accounts Receivable

188.2 k78.5 k


22 k340 k

Current Assets

14.8 m21.9 m26.3 m37.9 m50.4 m67.5 m68.3 m106.9 m155.5 m
    GBPY, 2016


    20 k

    Financial Leverage

    1.1 x
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