NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Amarantus Bioscience Holdings is moving into diagnostics for orphan diseases and today announced it has completed a $5.5 million fundraising round.

The firm's diagnostics division holds the rights to MSPrecise, a proprietary next-generation sequencing assay for identifying patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis at first clinical presentation; an exclusive worldwide license to the Lymphocyte Proliferation test for Alzheimer's disease; and the intellectual property for NuroPro, a Parkinson's disease diagnostic test.

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