By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MicroRNA-based technology startup Firefly BioWorks has raised about $2 million in a private financing, which it plans to use to test its platform directed at cancer-related research.

Firefly co-founder and CEO Davide Marini, told GenomeWeb Daily News that the company plans to test the product with a select group of researchers to assess its utility but declined to provide further details. He also declined to identify investors in the round.

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