Remedy Informatics said this week that the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, the investment arm of pharmaceutical giant Merck, has invested about $6 million in growth capital in the company.

The investment gives Merck a seat on Remedy’s board of directors and the opportunity for additional investments in the future, Remedy said.

The capital from Merck “will fuel our growth here in the US and our expansion into Europe and Latin America," Gary Kennedy, Remedy’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.

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