Oxford Finance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – HTG Molecular Diagnostics today announced the closing of a growth capital term loan facility for up to $16 million with Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance.
HTG said it drew $11 million of the funding at the initial closing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Finance today said that it and Silicon Valley Bank have provided a $15 million senior credit facility for molecular diagnostics firm XDx.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NanoString Technologies has received $15 million in debt financing from Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank.

The loan from Oxford Finance was used to pay off another loan with the remaining funds targeted for working capital.

WaferGen raised $5 million in a private placement through its Malaysian subsidiary; and entered into a $2 million loan agreement with Oxford Finance.

Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.