NEW YORK, Nov. 1 – A recent $12 million private equity infusion has spurred Protedyne to expand its manufacturing operations and hire on 30 new staff, the company said on Thursday.

Protedyne, based in Windsor, Conn., said that the capital also will be used to help the research-automation firm bolster its new BioCube and BioResearch products.

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