By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Indian firm Ocimum Biosolutions today announced it has closed on an $8 million round, which it will use to enhance its Research as a Service platform.

The company, based in Hyderabad, said that investors came from multiple sources, including its founders and existing shareholders. It provides a wide array of services including GLP-compliant microarray services, genomic reference databases, life science laboratory management solutions, and research consumables.

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