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Metabolon Raises $8M in Series B Funding

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Metabolon closed an $8 million Series B funding round, the company said today.


Investors in this round included Sevin Rosen Funds, Aurora Funds, and Trelys Funds. Harris & Harris Group participated as a new investor, contributing $2.5 million.


Metabolon, based in Research Triangle Park, NC, uses metabolomics to discover biomarkers. The company has ongoing biomarker-discovery collaborations with the National Cancer Institute, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others.


The company raised $9 million in Series A funding in October 2004.

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