NEW YORK( GenomeWeb) – HTG Molecular, which recently filed for a planned initial public offering, has raised more than $18 million, it said in a regulatory document on Friday. 

Through a spokesperson, the Tucson, Ariz.-based molecular diagnostics firm declined to comment on the financing. It said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that 19 investors have contributed to the offering, though it did not identify them. It also did not say how it plans to use proceeds from the offering. 

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