NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioMarker Strategies has raised $1.7 million through a private funding round that included the Abell Foundation, the Baltimore-based company said today.

BioMarker Strategies is developing a tumor biopsy processing and testing system called SnapPath that is intended to quickly analyze a solid sample at the point of biopsy. It also is developing a series of pathway-based, ex-vivo biomarker tests to help physicians make therapeutic decisions for cancer patients.

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