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Expression Pathology Closes $300,000 Funding Round

NEW YORK, May 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Gaithersburg, Md.-based start-up Expression Pathology announced today that it has closed a $300,000 funding round.


The funds came from: early stage angel investors, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and a Maryland Technology Transfer Fund from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation.


Expression Pathology is developing Liquid Tissue protein arrays from archived tissue banks using laser microdissection techniques and a process that converts tissue into a liquid format suitable for printing arrays, according to the company.


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