By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer molecular diagnostics firm MolecularMD announced today it has raised $6 million in a Series B equity financing round.

The financing will go toward accelerating the commercial launch of new platforms and related assay content in areas including next-generation sequencing and rare mutation detection, the Portland, Ore.-based firm said. Funds will also be directed at expanding its sales and marketing operations.

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