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Protein, DNA-Analysis Shop Deltadot Raises $10.4M in VC Round

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Deltadot has raised £6 million ($10.4 million) in a round of venture capital financing, the company said today.


The company will use the cash to increase production capacity of its recently launched Peregrine and Merlin systems; develop an international sales and marketing force; and help the company develop a protein-folding/-unfolding chip for drug discovery and QA/QC applications, and a "virtual" 2D chip to "replace" 2D gels.


Major participants in the financing round included existing investors FF&P Private Equity Limited, which led the round; Imperial Innovations; and NPI Ventures; as well as new investors London Technology Fund and Sitka Health Fund.


Deltadot, based in London, develops and sells tools for protein and nucleic-acid analysis through the use of its Label Free Intrinsic Imaging technology, the company said.

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