By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Optical mapping technology firm OpGen has raised $3.5 million in bridge financing.

A company spokesman said the funds raised are bridge financing under a Series C round, but he declined to provide additional details. In a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, the Gaithersburg, Md.-based firm said that it is targeting $3.7 million in the round.

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