NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sophia Genetics, a developer of bioinformatics for analyzing genetic test data, today said that it has raised $13.75 million in a Series B financing round.

The Lausanne, Switzerland-based company offers a software as a service called dropGen, which provides bioinformatic analyis, the validation and quality control process, and the presentation of genetic test results to clinicians while protecting patient DNA sequence data through safe storage and banking, it said.

The financing round was led by Invoke Capital, Swisscom, and Endeavour Vision.

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