By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Response Genetics today said it has entered into purchase agreements with investors to raise more than $7.8 million.

The agreement is for a private placement of 5.3 million new shares of its common stock priced at $1.50 per share. The financing comes from mostly new investors, the Los Angeles-based molecular diagnostics firm said, with existing investors, board members, and senior management also participating.

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