NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Irvine, Calif.-based Aviir announced yesterday that it has raised $10 million in a second tranche of a private financing round.

The firm, which is developing multiplex protein-based diagnostics tests for cardiovascular conditions, had already raised $10 million and expects to bring in a total of $30 million in the financing.

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