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Lentigen Closes Undisclosed Seed, Series A Financing Round

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Lentigen has secured its seed and series A financing from Greenwich Biotech Ventures, the company said today.

 

The company said the undisclosed funding will allow it to begin developing lentiviral vectors, which are vehicles that can deliver genes or RNAi into cells. The funding will also add to the company's commercial scale manufacturing capabilities, and increase its infrastructure.

 

Terms of the financing were not disclosed.

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