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The funding will allow the company to accelerate development of its DNA synthesis technology, hire staff, build an R&D facility, and establish industrial partnerships.

The companies, which have been working since early 2019, will work together on Evonetix's first product, a desktop DNA synthesizer.

Horizons Ventures led the round, joined by Airbus Ventures, bringing the MIT spinout's fundraising total to date to more than $21 million.

BGI will have a chance to depose up to nine inventors of patents assigned to Illumina as part of a lawsuit over IP related to sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry.

The Bay Area DNA synthesis company said it was "not significantly affected" by the COVID-19 pandemic and beat Wall Street revenue estimates.

The firm added $50 million from Casdin Capital, Danaher Life Sciences, and Agilent Technologies to its $38.5M Series B round announced in May 2019.

The North Carolina State University team is working on scaling the technology further and may form a company to develop it commercially.

Molecular Assemblies will combine its chemistries with Codexis' enzyme improvement platform in order to create a process for the enzymatic synthesis of DNA.

The firm is offering approximately 3 million shares and said it may use a portion of the proceeds to acquire, license, or invest in complementary businesses or products.

Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

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