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Plasso Raises $2.8 Million in Private Financing

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Plasso Technology has raised $2.8 million in a second round of financing from an undisclosed, Boston-based institutional investor.


The Sheffield, UK-based firm is developing a surface modficiation technology for application to consumables such as microarrays, lab-on-a-chip, sensors, and microtitre plates used in life science research and diagnostics. The firm was spun out of the University of Sheffield in 2003, and its previous investors include the White Rose Technology Seedcorn Fund, Sheffield University Enterprises, and East Hill Management.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.