By Ben Butkus

This article has been updated from a version posted Dec. 10 to include additional information and comments from a company official.

QuantaLife said late last week that it has closed a Series B financing round worth $17.2 million.

The company said that it plans to use the majority of the proceeds to ramp up its commercial operations in anticipation of the launch of its Droplet Digital PCR platform in the first half of 2011.

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