In Brief This Week: Helicos BioSciences; Roche; Inform Genomics; H3 Biomedicine; Metabolon | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has received a $700,000 cash advance against its existing convertible promissory note facility. In connection with the advance, Helicos entered into an amendment to the subordinated secured note purchase agreement with funds affiliated with Atlas Ventures and Flagship Ventures.

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