NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SynapDx today announced the completion of a Series A1 financing round that brought in $6 million to support a clinical study in support of the company's test for autism spectrum disorders.

Funds from this round of financing came from North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.

Southborough, Mass.-based SynapDx is developing a blood-based test that measures RNA expression to differentiate children who have a higher risk for ASDs from those who don't. Its test aims to identify children with ASD by the age of 36 months.

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