NEW YORK, July 9 – Index Ventures has closed a new $300 million fund to target information technology and life sciences companies in Europe, the firm said Monday.

A spokeswoman said the firm would target life science businesses developing post-genomic platforms, therapeutics, and nanotechnology.

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