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Genapsys plans to launch its electronic sensor-based sequencing system in the second half of this year.

Genapsys plans to launch the portable instrument in the second half of this year, and has signed on several early-access customers.

Meridian CEO Jack Kenny said the firm needs to develop a new MDx platform, while Genapsys resurfaced with an update on its portable sequencing platform.

Sigma-Aldrich has been developing reagents for the Genius platform for about a year.

This article was originally published February 17.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –GenapSys said today that it has raised $37 million in a Series B financing round to support commercialization of its next-generation sequencing platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA sequencing technologies startup GenapSys has raised $8.5 million of a target goal of $13.6 million, the company disclosed in a document recently filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Informatics startup Syapse said this week that it has raised $3 million in Series A venture capital funding to support continued development of software for use in next-generation sequencing-based diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said this week that it has appointed Ron Nersesian to be company president as well as chief operating officer, effective immediately.

This article has been updated with additional information from GenapSys.

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