UK company behind space station DNA sequencer raises £100m
Rocketeer — Sun, 15/01/2017 - 6:34pm
A British biotech company that makes hand-held devices that sequence DNA and RNA in real time has raised £100m through a private placing.
Oxford Nanopore, whose Minion device was used aboard the International Space Station in 2016 to sequence DNA, will use the cash injection to ramp up commercial expansion into Asia, the US and the rest of Europe. It also wants to invest in its pipeline and boost production.