By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CardioDx today announced it has closed on a $60 million equity round.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based cardiovascular genomics testing firm said that the funding will be used to expand reimbursement coverage in the US for its Corad CAD, a gene expression test to determine which patients have or don't have coronary artery disease. The test was launched in June 2009 as a laboratory-developed test.

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