A look inside a MinION Flowcell #DieShots #ReverseEngineering
The MinION Flow Cell is used for sequencing DNA or RNA in real time, containing up to 512 nanopore channels. A pretty spiffy bit of technology. How does it work? The ASeq Newsletter and 41J Blog take a look using microscopy.
Disassembling the the array, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is at the heart:
Several different structures are etched into the array to perform various tasks:
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