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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences today announced it has completed its Series B financing round raising $13 million.

Germany's Curetis has initiated a prospective clinical trial in the European Union for its Unyvero molecular testing system and P50 Pneumonia test cartridge, the company said in February.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Curetis today announced its Series A financing round has increased by €9.6 million ($13.3 million) bringing the total amount raised in the round to €34.1 million.

According to founder and CEO Scott Tanner, the funds will go primarily toward ramping up production of CyTOF instruments, reagent production, and the establishment of a global sales and service team.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.