By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Veracyte today said it has completed its Series B round of financing, raising $28 million, which it will use to support commercialization of its first product this year.

The round was led by Domain Associates. Founding investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, TPG Biotech, and Versant Ventures also participated.

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