NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swift Biosciences today said it has completed a Series B financing round that raised $7 million.

Fletcher Spaght Ventures led the round and was joined by Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Series A investors, including Mercury Fund, Michigan Accelerator Fund, and individuals.

"This funding will support the expansion of our sales and marketing programs, as well as accelerate new product introductions," Swift Bio's CEO David Olson said in a statement. "Our portfolio of creative, market-driven technologies continues to grow."

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

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30
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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.