NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OpGen has raised about $1.1 million toward a targeted $1.5 million financing round, the firm disclosed in a regulatory document recently.

A spokesperson for the Gaithersburg, Md.-based microbial genetics analysis firm said that the initial funds are part of a Series B financing round that OpGen expects to close in the fall. It will use the money to commercialize the Acuitas MDRO Gene Test, a molecular test for identifying patients at risk of harboring antibiotic-resistant disease-causing microbes.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

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