By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Next-generation sequencing instrument firm LaserGen today announced it has closed its $5 million Series A financing round and signed on a life science consulting firm to assist with commercialization plans.

The $5 million round will be used to demonstrate accurate sequencing of the E. coli genome in the next few months, LaserGen said, and to develop the Baylor College of Medicine spinout's next-generation sequencing system.

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