NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioFire Diagnostics today said that Athyrium Opportunities Fund increased its investment in the company to $45 million.

Athyrium invested $25 million into BioFire in September. The new financing will go toward continued commercialization of and to meet growing demand for the Salt Lake City-based company's FilmArray molecular diagnostic platform.

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