Oxford Nanopore Technologies, new technology developer for electronic detection and analysis of individual molecules utilizing nanopores has declared that it would be expanding its Oxford headquarters and open a new informatics facility in the city of Cambridge, UK.
The company has partnership and licensing contracts with the UCSC, Harvard, and the University of Oxford. Nanopore is supported by funding programs in these institution labs to enhance study of nanopore sensing.
The new infrastructure will enhance further corporate development of Oxford Nanopore subsequent to its £25 million fundraising completed recently. Nanopore’s headquarters has been expanded from 10,000 sq.ft. to 17,000 sq.ft. by adding new space at Florey House in Oxford Science Park, which is an addition to present offices and labs at Edmund Cartwright House. The new informatics outstation at Chesterford Research Park in Cambridge will enable a supplementary base for Nanopore’s informatics team.
Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore, stated that expansion of team members, activities, and facilities ensures long-term growth of the company. The added infrastructure facilitates the company to expand its headquarters with respect to the production process, quality related functions, and R&D, while the location at Cambridge will enable the company in attracting excellent informaticians, he added. This is because the informatics network at Europe has a strong bonding with Cambridge; therefore an additional outstation in Cambridge will help the existing and expanding informatics team of Nanopore, he explained.