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Spectral Genomics Acquires Bacterial Barcodes, Raises $9.3 Million

NEW YORK, March 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Spectral Genomics said today that it has acquired Bacterial Barcodes, a private developer of molecular identification and DNA fingerprinting technology called repetitive sequenced-based polymerase chain reaction.

 

Bacterial Barcodes also co-developed with Caliper Technologies the DiversiLab system, which combines rep-PCR, analytics software, fingerprint libraries, and automation through microfluidics.

 

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

 

Spectral Genomics also said that it has raised an additional $9.3 million as part of its Series B financing.

 

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