NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Startup microbiome-based technology firm Enterome said today that it raised €10 million ($13.9 million) in the first tranche of a Series B financing round.

The Paris-based company said that the funding will be used to conduct R&D and business activities. Its technology platform, called the Metagenotyping system, is for developing new tools, such as biomarkers and companion diagnostics, for managing diseases. Eventually, the platform will be used for developing therapeutics for inflammatory bowel and metabolic disorders.

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