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Predicant Biosciences Obtains $7.5M Debt Financing to Develop Protein Biomarker Technology

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Predicant Biosciences has received $7.5 million in debt financing from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, the Palo Alto-based specialty finance company said today.


Predicant will use the financing to develop and market protein biomarker technology for diagnostic tests.


The company, based in South San Francisco, Calif., has been developing separation, detection, and informatics technologies for identifying and assaying protein biomarkers for use in diagnostics and drug development.

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