This is part two of a two-part series examining the venture capital landscape in the life science research tools and molecular diagnostics markets. To read part one, click here.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite the recently soured economy, venture capitalists have remained relatively optimistic about investment opportunities in the life science research tools and molecular diagnostics sectors, according to industry insiders.

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