NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Venture capital investment in the genomics, bioinformatics, and proteomics segments increased five-fold during the fourth quarter of 2006 over the same period in 2005, according to a GenomeWeb Daily News roundup of companies that disclosed receiving investments.
 
Venture capitalists invested around $140 million in genome tool and technology companies in the final quarter of 2006, nearly 5 times the $31.6 million they invested in the same period of 2005.
 

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