The story has been updated to provide additional details and comments from Adaptive Biotechnologies' CEO, Chad Robins.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Immune sequencing services company Adaptive Biotechnologies has raised $5 million toward a targeted $20 million financing round.

In a Form D filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission recently, it said that the securities offered were in the form of equity. Adaptive Bio's CEO Chad Robins told GenomeWeb Daily News that that the $5 million was the first tranche of a Series C round.

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