PathoQuest is preparing clinical trials of its next-generation sequencing-based infectious disease diagnostic assay, which it hopes to launch in Europe in early 2015 and later in the US, initially for use in immunocompromised patients.

The Paris-based company, a spinout of the Pasteur Institute and the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, ENVA, recently raised €3.8 million ($5 million) in a Series B private equity funding round that it will use to finance the trials as well as to develop its technology further.

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