Illumina Launches Firm to Develop NGS Blood-Based Screening Test for Early Cancer Detection | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina said on Sunday that it has launched a new company called Grail, which will develop a next-generation sequencing blood-based screening test for early cancer detection.

Grail has raised more than $100 million in a Series A financing round from Arch Venture Partners and Illumina, which contributed $40 million. Bezos Expeditions, Bill Gates, and Sutter Hill Ventures also invested in Grail.

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