NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina's liquid biopsy startup Grail is aiming to raise $1 billion in its Series B financing round, Illumina said after the close of the market on Thursday.

The $1 billion would be raised from undisclosed private and strategic investors, from which Grail has received interest, Illumina said. Grail said that it has tapped Goldman Sachs to serve as a placement agent for additional financing in plans to raise in its Series B round, which it will close before the end of the first quarter.

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