NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Newborn screening firm Baebies today announced the completion of a $13 million equity financing round.

Rex Health Ventures, Dumac, Cunning Capital, Triad, and the Duke Angel Network led the oversubscribed round. The firm also received a loan for an undisclosed amount from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

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