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. Products and services are priced for low total-cost-of-ownership DNA sequencing (or other analyses). Oxford Nanopore is developing or providing products and services to simplify all parts of the nanopore-based molecular analysis workflow. -For sample preparation this includes VolTRAX, a rapid, programmable, portable, disposable sample preparation device designed to convert complex samples such as blood, saliva or environmental samples directly onto a nanopore sensing device. -For analysis this includes Metrichor, a cloud based service for real time molecular analyses, vertically integrated with nanopore sensing devices. MinION is commercially available and registration has opened for the PromethION Early Access programme (PEAP). Supported by a broad patent portfolio, the Oxford Nanopore pipeline includes multiple generations of nanopore-based sensing technologies, including those based on both biological and solid-state nanopores.
Company Growth (employees)
Oxford, GB
Size (employees)
250 (est)+3%
Oxford Nanopore Technologies was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Oxford, GB

Key People at Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Clive G. Brown

Clive G. Brown

John Milton

John Milton

Chief Scientific Officer
Hagan Bayley

Hagan Bayley

Co - founder, Board of Directors
Alan Aubrey

Alan Aubrey

Non Executive Director
Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Finance Director
Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Non Executive Director

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Office Locations

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

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$659.9 m

Latest funding size

$125.7 m

Time since last funding

8 months


Oxford Nanopore Technologies's latest funding round in December 2016 was reported to be $125.7 m. In total, Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised $659.9 m. Oxford Nanopore Technologies's latest valuation is reported to be $1.6 b.

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Financial Metrics

Oxford Nanopore Technologies's revenue was reported to be £746 k in FY, 2015

Revenue (FY, 2015)

746 k

Gross profit (FY, 2015)

182 k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(38.5 m)

Market valuation

1.6 b

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

52.6 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


746 k

Cost of goods sold

564 k

Gross profit

182 k

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

44.4 m

Pre tax profit

(28.6 m)(41.7 m)(43.7 m)

Net Income

(24.2 m)(37 m)(38.5 m)
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


28.1 m24.9 m52.6 m

Current Assets

67.5 m68.3 m106.9 m


1.4 m2 m1.9 m

Total Assets

68.9 m70.3 m108.8 m

Accounts Payable

1.9 m1.3 m3 m

Current Liabilities

3.1 m4.3 m8.3 m

Total Liabilities

3.3 m4.7 m9.1 m

Retained Earnings

(24.2 m)(37 m)(38.5 m)

Total Equity

65.6 m65.6 m99.7 m

Financial Leverage

1.1 x1.1 x1.1 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

(23.3 m)(33.9 m)(33.1 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

39.7 m34.9 m70.4 m

Income Taxes Paid

4.3 m4.7 m5.2 m
GBPY, 2015


3.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x

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