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Evogene Raises $7M in Second Financing Round

NEW YORK, March 2 (GenomeWeb News) -  Evogene completed its second round of financing, raising $7 million from existing and new investors from Israel, Europe, and North America, the company said yesterday.

 

Evogene previously announced the initial $1.75 million of this round, which was in the form of a convertible bridge loan from existing investors.

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