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                           August 21, 2020

       R. Erik Holmlin, Ph.D.
       President and Chief Executive Officer
       Bionano Genomics, Inc.
       9540 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 100
       San Diego, CA 92121

                                                        Re: Bionano Genomics,
Statement on Form S-3
                                                            Filed August 14,
                                                            File No. 333-245762

       Dear Dr. Holmlin:

              This is to advise you that we have not reviewed and will not
review your registration

               Please refer to Rules 460 and 461 regarding requests for
acceleration. We remind you
       that the company and its management are responsible for the accuracy and
adequacy of their
       disclosures, notwithstanding any review, comments, action or absence of
action by the staff.

                                                        Please contact Jeffrey
Gabor at 202-551-2544 with any questions.


                           Division of Corporation Finance

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       cc:                                              James C. Pennington,