NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Synthetic genetics company Codon Devices has pocketed $20 million in a Series B round of venture capital financing, Codon said today.
 
Codon CEO John Danner said the company will use the cash to develop its BioFAB production platform, which uses informatics, robotics, and sequencing technology to synthesize gene codes.
 

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