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CIA-Founded Non-Profit Invests in OpGen to Develop Microbial-Analysis Tech

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Microbial genomics company OpGen today said it has received an undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, a non-profit launched by the US Central Intelligence Agency that invests in technologies "of importance to the intelligence community."
In a statement describing the investment, In-Q-Tel said that OpGen’s microbial genome-analysis technology will “significantly improve the user's ability to analyze organisms.”
The investment fits OpGen’s “move towards delivering stand-alone instruments and disposables for microbial analysis,” OpGen CSO Colin Dykes said in the statement.
The investment comes one month after OpGen closed a Series A funding round worth $23.6 million.

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