NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Berkeley Lights announced today that it has closed a $95 million financing round.

The round was led by Nikon and included existing investors Sequoia Capital, Walden-Riverwood Ventures, Black Diamond Ventures, and Paxion Capital. New investors included Cota Capital, KTB Network, Atinum Investment, Shangbay Capital, AJS BioTree Healthcare Fund, and Varian.

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