NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – China's BGI has invested in cancer genetic testing startup Geneplus-Beijing, GenomeWeb has learned. The company recently completed a RMB 200 million ($30 million) Series A funding round that was led by BGI but also included venture capital firms Green Pine Capital Partners and Shanghai Huoshanshi Capital.

According to a spokesperson for BGI, the investment is the "first step to establish cooperation" between the two companies.

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