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NEW YORK – Biotia, a startup providing DNA sequencing-based microbial surveillance services and infectious disease diagnostic tests for hospitals, said Tuesday that it has closed a $2.4 million seed financing round.

Falcon III Ventures, a Boston-based biotech fund, led the round, with participation from other venture capital firms and angel investors, according to Biotia. 

The company also added Barry Zeman, Don Goldmann, and Steven Salzberg to its scientific and clinical advisory board. 

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