NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic cancer diagnostic services firm Kew Group today announced it has closed a private round of financing.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm did not disclose the amount of the round or how it will be used, and it did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment. However, in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this moth, Kew said that it raised $16.1 million toward a targeted goal of $30.1 million.

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