By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics startup Xagenic today announced the closing of a Series A financing round that raised C$10 million (US$10 million).

CTI Life Sciences Fund and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund led the round, with "significant participation" by Qiagen, Toronto-based Xagenic said. The money will go toward the development of a decentralized molecular diagnostic platform for use in doctors' offices, clinics, and hospital systems.

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