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Viaken Systems Lands $13 Million in Additional Funding

SAN DIEGO, June 25 – Viaken Systems has received $13 million in second round equity funding, the company announced Monday.

The Gaithersburg, Maryland, bioinformatics company received the additional funding from several venture capital firms, including lead investor Sterling Venture Partners.

The money will support Viaken for 18 months, Keith Elliston, Viaken CEO, told GenomeWeb.

The company, currently with approximately 45 employees, plans to add about 55 more by year end, said Elliston. In that time the company also plans to add five more customers to its current base of about nine.

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