Polyplus Transfection said this week that it has raised €2.5 million ($3.3 million) through a round of private financing.

The round brings in new investors Alsace Inter Regio Fonds d’Investissement and Sudinnova, while existing investors CIC Vizille Capital Innovation and CIC Finance also participated.

The company said it will use the funds to advance new siRNA delivery compounds and add 10 new researchers and lab technicians, which would bring its total headcount to 40.

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