NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome mapping company BioNano Genomics said in a regulatory filing that it raised $5 million toward a targeted $6.1 million financing round.

In a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week, BioNano said that the type of securities offered included debt; option, warrant, or other rights to acquire another security; and security to be acquired upon the exercise of an option, warrant, or other right to acquire security.

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