NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biodesix today announced that it has raised $11 million in a private follow-on sale. 

The amount is in addition to $27 million that the firm raised in sales of its Series E preferred shares starting in 2013, bringing the total proceeds to $38 million. Existing Biodesix shareholders invested in the new round, the company said. 

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