NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – German start-up SpinDiag said on Thursday that it has raised €1.6 million ($1.9 million) in seed funding.

The financing came from three unnamed private investors and will be used to bring its point-of-care screening system to hospitals from its current laboratory environment, the firm said. The technology called SpinDiag one, is being developed for hospital screening of all clinically relevant antibiotic-resistant bacteria at the time patients are admitted.

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