Nikon contributed to a $270m round valuing the DNA sequencing eqiupment producer at $3.4bn as it prepares to pursue a public listing.

Oxford Nanopore, a UK-based DNA sequencing technology spinout of University of Oxford, secured £195m ($270m) in equity financing today from investors including imaging technology producer Nikon. IP Group, Temasek, Wellington Management and M&G Investment also took part in the round, alongside unnamed existing backers, at a valuation of $3.4bn. Founded in 2005, Oxford Nanopore has…

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