NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Akadeum Life Sciences announced today that it has closed on approximately $1.5 million of financing, led by Silicon Valley-based BioInflexion Point Partners. Additional Silicon Valley and Michigan investors also helped finance the Ann Arbor-based startup.    

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