Canadian Microarray Firm Gets VC Nod, Again

Epocal of Ottawa received CA $3.1 ($2.0) million in early-stage venture capital funding from Genesys Capital Partners. Genesys was the sole investor in the latest round, drawing funds from the New Generation Biotech Equity Fund, a labor-sponsored fund administered by Toronto-based Triax-Covington. The firm now has some $6.5 million invested in Epocal.

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