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NEW YORK – Dutch biotech startup Epify announced today that it has raised €500,000 ($547,000) in seed funding.

The firm will use the funding to develop a portfolio of biomarkers discovered by Maastricht University professor Manon van Engeland to detect colorectal cancer (CRC). Founded by Engeland, Epify anticipates offering the biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis of CRC at the earliest stage possible to allow patients to benefit from therapeutic interventions while they are still healthy.  

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