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Perlegen Rounds Up $30 Million

NEW YORK, Jan. 27-Perlegen Sciences said today that it had closed a private placement of Series C Preferred Stock worth $30 million.


The round was led by Maverick Capital and included both new and repeat investors, among them Eli Lilly, Vulcan Ventures, Unilever Technology Ventures and SB Life Science Ventures.


Perlegen is an Affymetrix spinoff. It is based in Mountain View, Calif.

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