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MBI Raises $4.5M in VC Funding to Develop Nanofluidic DNA Typing Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Microchip Biotechnologies said last week that it has completed a Series A investment round worth $4.5 million.
 
The round was co-led by venture capital firms In-Q-Tel and RONA Syndicates.
 
MBI said it plans to use the funding to develop portable forensics devices for DNA typing based on its Microscale On-chip Valve, or MOV, nanofluidic platform.

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