By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics announced after the close of the market on Thursday that it has made a $25 million debt investment into Crescendo Bioscience and secured a three-year option to purchase the developer of molecular diagnostics targeting autoimmune diseases.

Separate from Myriad's investment, Crescendo said that it had completed its $31 million in Series C equity financing.

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