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German Proteomics Shop Proteros Biostructures Nabs $1.3M in Private Funding

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — German 3D protein structure-analysis company Proteros Biostructures this week said that an existing “silent partner” has invested an additional €1 million ($1.3 million) in the company.
 
Proteros, located in Martinsried, also said that the cash from Munich-based BayBG has “permitted” the company to acquire an additional €4.2 million in financing and research funds. Proteros did not disclose the source of this additional funding.
 
The company said it will use the cash to increase service capacity and “expand the fragment screening and protein production areas.”

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