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Tissue Bank Company Asterand Closes Series C

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Asterand, which runs a human tissue research bank that supplies genomics and proteomics researchers, said today it has closed a Series C round of funding, but did not disclose the amount of funds raised.


The company, based in Detroit, raised the funds from Apjohn Ventures in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Chrysalis Ventures of Louisville, KY, as well as existing investors Oxford Bioscience and Fort Washington Capital Partners.


Asterand was founded in 2000 by Randal Charlton, its current CEO, and Alan Walton, general partner at Oxford Bioscience partners. It collects material that covers over 150 diseases, including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and biopolar disorder.

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