NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investment firm Innovatus Capital Partners said today that it has entered into a financing agreement with Personal Genome Diagnostics, providing up to $42 million in capital to support the company's efforts to advance in vitro diagnostics for genomic testing in cancer patients.

The investment firm didn't disclose further terms.

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