By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AssureRx Health has closed on an $11 million Series B round of private financing, the Cincinnati-based firm said today.

AssureRx is developing pharmacogenomic tests specifically for neuropsychiatric patients. Its GeneSightRx technology uses DNA from a cheek swab to measure and analyze genetic variants to determine how a patient will respond to psychotropic medications.

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