NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine has completed a $42.5 million Series B round of financing, the Cambridge, Mass.-based firm announced today.

Investors in the round included Deerfield Management, Casdin Capital, Redmile Group, Roche Venture Fund, and WuXi Corporate Venture Fund, along with founding investor Third Rock Ventures and current venture capital backers Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. An undisclosed fund and an undisclosed strategic investor also participated in the round.

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