Febit, the German start-up whose entry into the microarray field was eagerly anticipated, has gone bankrupt and shut down its operations just months after commercializing its first product.

The Mannheim-based firm had pocketed slightly more than half of a €30 million ($30.3 million) round of private financing in late 2002, the company’s third, which was expected to help Febit launch its first product and increase staff from 75 to 120 employees.

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