NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nucleic acid sample preparation solutions provider Arcis Biotechnology has raised £1.25 million ($1.63 million) from existing and new investors, the firm announced today.

The Daresbury, UK-based firm closed the investment round, as well as a decision to overfund by an additional £0.5 million, through specialist life sciences equity crowdfunding platform Capital Cell.

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