NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Synthetic promoter firm Synpromics announced today that it has completed a £5.2 million ($6.6 million) financing round.

Participants in the round included existing investors Calculus Capital, the Scottish Investment Bank, and private shareholders, the company said.

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