NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Software developer Lab7 Systems announced today that it has closed a Series A financing round in which it raised $3 million of a planned $5 million.

The firm said it plans to use the proceeds to further develop its core software platform, and to hire additional software developers and bioinformaticians.

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