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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen today said that it has raised $17 million in a Series B financing.

The Gaithersburg, Md.-based firm will use the funds to support marketing of its recently launched Argus Optical Mapping System for automated, microbial whole-genome analysis. The system generates ordered, whole-genome genetic maps from single DNA molecules that can be used for strain typing, comparative genomics, and whole-genome sequence assembly.

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