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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RainDance Technologies said today that it has closed a $20 million Series E financing round and that Myriad Genetics has joined as a new strategic equity investor.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies has made a $21 million equity investment in synthetic biology firm Gen9, the companies announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biodesix said today it has entered a collaborative agreement with Bruker Daltonics to support its VeriStrat diagnostic test as well as future tests based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – VistaGen Therapeutics, a developer of bioassays for drug rescue projects, has signed a strategic financing agreement that will bring in proceeds of $36 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioanalytical tools company Hurel raised $9.2 million in a Series A private equity financing round, the North Brunswick, NJ-based company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm disclosed in its Form 10-K this week that the fair value of its investment in Verinata Health is an estimated $3.1 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Barcelona-based plasma products manufacturer Grifols has acquired a 60 percent stake in Progenika Biopharma for €37 million ($48.4 million), the firms announced earlier this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite a report that a group of private equity firms were banding together to possibly acquire Life Technologies, shares of the Carlsbad, Calif.-based firm fell today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Chinese pharmaceutical firm Fosun Pharma has made a $22.5 million investment into Saladax Biomedical, making it the largest shareholder in the assay development company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America is investing $2 million in SynapDx to further its development of an autism spectrum disorder test.

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