NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Vermillion said today that it has received a $2 million disbursement of a loan totaling as much as $4 million from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

The company plans to use the funds primarily to build its new Trumbull, Connecticut facility, which will include laboratory and information technology infrastructure.

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