NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swiss molecular diagnostics firm Biocartis has raised €10 million ($14.9 million) in a Series A financing round that included a handful of European investment firms.

The Lausanne, Switzerland-based firm is developing a multiplex, molecular diagnostics platform that will be able to quantify and amplify bio-analytes, such as proteins, nucleic acids, and small molecules. The firm said that it will use the proceeds from the private offering to develop a commercial version of its proprietary platform, as well as its first prototype assays.

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