NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Israeli epigenetics-based diagnostics firm Nucleix announced on Monday that it has raised more than $5 million in private financing.

The company's lead product is the urine-based Bladder EpiCheck for detecting bladder cancer. The funding will go toward clinical trials for the test, as well as efforts to gain European CE marking and US Food and Drug Administration regulatory approval, Tel Aviv, Israel-based Nucleix said. Funds will also be used to develop diagnostic tests for other cancers.

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