NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Noninvasive prenatal test developer Natera has completed a $54.6 million financing round to support its expansion and the rollout of its sequencing-based fetal aneuploidy test called Panorama.

Two new investors, OrbiMed Advisors and Harmony Partners, and other new undisclosed investors joined the company's existing investors, Claremont Creek Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Founders Fund, and Sequoia Capital.

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