SOURCE: Linkage Biosciences

Linkage Biosciences

May 07, 2013 08:00 ET

Linkage Biosciences Closes Growth Capital and Inks Distribution Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Linkage Biosciences, a molecular diagnostics company and leader in Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing and associated products, announced that it recently raised $2 million in growth capital. The financing was led by Fisher Capital Corp LLC with all major investors from previous rounds also participating including Greenhouse Capital Partners and Big Sky Partners.

"We are seeing a marked increase in demand for the LinkSēq™ product line," said Zachary Antovich, the company's Chief Executive Officer. "Our focus on quality and delivering winning solutions to the HLA community has generated a loyal and passionate user base. This financing will help accelerate our efforts around the world."

Linkage Bioscience's LinkSēq HLA product line uses a proprietary software and chemistry platform in conjunction with real-time PCR instrumentation to deliver results faster and simpler than any other system on the market.

In addition to the financing, Linkage announced several new distribution partners including GenDx Products (Benelux countries), INyDIA Diagnostica (Spain and Portugal), Commugene (South Korea), and Ortner Medical Supplies (Austria).

"Each of these companies possesses a history of excellent customer service and proven technical expertise, particularly in the area of HLA testing," continued Mr. Antovich. "We are looking forward to working with our new partners as we expand into these territories."

About Linkages Biosciences
Linkage Biosciences, Inc. is a privately held molecular diagnostics company developing and marketing products that dramatically improve and expedite complex genetic testing. The company's LinkSēq HLA testing product line is used in the fields of histocompatibility and immunogenetics. To learn more please visit www.linkagebio.com.

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