NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm IntegraGen said on Thursday it has received €2 million ($2.4 million) in financing from funds managed by French private investment firm A Plus Finance.

The funds will go toward the continued development of genetic tests for colorectal cancer and liver cancer, Integragen, also based in France, said, and to accelerate R&D and commercialization efforts directed at molecular diagnostics for autism.

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