By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rheonix has closed on a $6 million extension to its Series A financing round, bringing the total raised in the round to $18.6 million.

Tony Eisenhut, the firm's president, told GenomeWeb Daily News today that the funds will be used to continue developing four tests: a warfarin-sensitivity test; a sexually transmitted disease panel; an HIV panel; and a CYP2C19 test for predicting response to the anti-platelet drug Plavix (clopidogrel).

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