BioImagene Inc., a Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of digital pathology solutions for cancer diagnosis and preclinical research, has raised $26 million in Series D funding. Burrill & Co. led the round, and was joined by Ascension Health Ventures, National Healthcare Services and return backers Artiman Ventures and ICCP Ventures. The company had previously raised around $10 million.
BioImagene, the leading provider of affordable digital pathology solutions for cancer diagnosis and preclinical research, today announced the closing of a $26 million series D financing round led by Burrill & Company. Ascension Health Ventures, National Healthcare Services and existing investors Artiman Ventures and ICCP Ventures also joined the round with strong support.
Mr. Yatin Mundkur, Artiman Ventures Partner and BioImagene board member noted “This follow-on investment reaffirms our commitment to the BioImagene team and their innovative products, and reinforces our belief in the enormous growth potential of digital pathology. We are very happy to guide the company through their next phase of future growth.”
BioImagene CEO Mohan Uttarwar commented, “This latest infusion of capital from leading investors is a strong vote of confidence in our team, products and strategy. Our goal is to become the dominant player in this space by 2010. We are within range of our target and this funding will help us scale operations to support the rapidly increasing demand for affordable, integrated digital pathology systems. “
Digital pathology is the process of converting entire glass microscope slides into high-resolution, whole-slide digital images that can be viewed, managed and analyzed with a computer instead of a microscope?along with digital pathology management systems that help interpret the information generated from the digitized glass slide.
Digital pathology applications utilizing digital slides are gaining momentum as pathologists can access slide specimens and related data from any location in the world, fostering more efficient laboratory workflow, physician communication, education and research at a reasonable cost.
For more information on Artiman Ventures, please visit www.artimanventures.com
For more information on Ascension Health Ventures, please visit www.ascensionhealthventures.org
For more information on Burrill & Company, please visit www.burrillandco.com
For more information on National Healthcare Services (NHS), please visit www.nationalhealthcareservices.com
For more information on ICCP Ventures, please visit www.iccpventurepartners.com
BioImagene is a leading provider of total digital pathology solutions for applications including clinical diagnostics and drug discovery. BioImagene products are FDA -cleared for specific clinical applications, and are intended for research use for other applications. www.bioimagene.com. Media contact: Suchi Parth 408 207 4285