By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom said today that it and its Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine have signed a $30 million credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank.

Sequenom plans to use funds from the facility to support the development and commercialization of new products and other near-term growth initiatives, it said.

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