NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Precision for Medicine, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based startup offering a variety of services for life science companies, has brought in $150 million in private funding, the firm said this week.

The company is focused on providing bioservices, such as biobanking, biospecimen management, and biomarker identification and validation, as well as consulting and advisory services for firms developing or offering products for "patient-centered, precision medicine."

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