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Swedish Bioinformatics Firm Ludesi Picks Up $3.4M Private Equity Investment

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Swedish venture capital group InnovationsKapital has invested SEK 25 million ($3.4 million) in Ludesi, a privately held Swedish bioinformatics company, Ludesi said yesterday.
Ludesi said that the funding will allow it to ramp up sales of its 2D electrophoresis gel image analysis software and to expand its product portfolio into other technologies for protein expression analysis.
Ludesi, founded in 2001, also counts the Sixth AP Fund and FöretagsByggarna as investors.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.