NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canadian molecular diagnostics company Proteocyte Diagnostics today said that it closed a funding round that raised C$605,000 (US$554,000).

Investors included the Ontario Centres of Excellence, which provided C$250,000 in the financing, as well as a private syndicate of investors. The proceeds will be used to drive commercialization of Proteocyte's Straticyte diagnostic test for oral cancers, the Toronto-based company said. Proteocyte, which was founded in 2011, said on its website that it anticipates launching the test in 18 to 24 months.

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