NEW YORK, Oct. 10 – Galileo Genomics, a Montreal-based developer of gene discovery technology, has raised $16.5 million in a round of private financing. 

Investissement Desjardins of Montreal was the lead investor, which other European venture capital firms, including BTF of the Netherlands and HBM BioVentures of Switzerland, also participated in the round.

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