Population Genetics Technology has raised $5.7 million in a Series B financing round, which will enable the company to complete ongoing biological validation of its technology to improve the accuracy of variant calling in next-generation sequencing.

As part of the fundraising, new investor Syngenta will collaborate with PopGenTech to validate the use of its technology in plant breeding studies. Other investors include Compass Genetics Investors, the Wellcome Trust, Auriga Partners, and Beringea.

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