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Integrated Genomics Raises Over $1M in VC Round; Plans to Develop Microbial Microarrays

NEW YORK, May 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated Genomics has raised more than $1 million in a venture capital financing round, the Chicago-based company said yesterday.

 

Integrated did not disclose the exact amount of the funding or the investor. It plans to use the funds to expand its business, in particular in the area of metabolic engineering.

 

The company, which specializes in the industrial use of microorganisms, also plans to develop microarrays for quality control and process optimization for particular industries, Kathe Andrews-Cramer, Integrated's director for business development, told GenomeWeb News.

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