NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cambridge, UK-based Definigen said today that it has raised a total of £2.3 million ($3.8 million) in a Series A round of funding.

The stem cell products firm said that it closed the round after the most recent investment of £1 million led by Cambridge Enterprise and 24 Haymarket, with additional participation from existing investors Abcam, Providence Investment Company, Cambridge Capital Group, and Jonathan Milner. New investors in the round included LBA, Wren Capital, and Ranworth Capital.

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