NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – French biopharmaceutical firm Hybrigenics said recently that it has acquired the genomics business of biotech company Imaxio for an undisclosed amount.

Hybrigenics said that it received €1.3 million ($1.8 million) through a private placement from Pradeyrol Development to help finance the deal. Pradeyrol is a majority stakeholder in Imaxio.

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