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NEW YORK – Having recently closed a $9 million Series A equity financing round, startup Tangen Biosciences is developing a portable centrifugal molecular diagnostic test system that leverages isothermal amplification and proprietary sample prep technologies.

With prior funding from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the company's first assay under development is for anthrax, but more recently it has also begun work on tests for fungal and other bacterial infections with plans to launch its first products in 2021.

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