NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm Veracyte today announced the final tranche of its Series C financing round raising $28 million.

Proceeds will go toward commercial expansion of its gene expression-based diagnostic tool called Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis for thyroid cancer and the development of its product pipeline.

GE Ventures was a new investor in the round. Domain Associates, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, TPG Biotech, Versant Ventures, and all previous investors participated.

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