NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nanopore-based sequencing firm Quantapore today announced it closed a Series B financing round raising up to $35 million.

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm did not disclose the name of the investors but said that the funds will go toward finalizing the development of its sequencing technology and commercializing its platform.

The final amount of the raise will depend on whether Quantapore meets certain milestones before all funds are released, Quantapore CEO Martin Huber said in an email.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.