U.S. Genomics Gets $4.5M, Enters Partnership

9/23/08

Woburn, MA-based U.S. Genomics, a maker of single-molecule technologies for biodefense and diagnostics, announced today it has raised $4.5 million in private equity funding from Becton, Dickinson & Co. The deal marks the start of a strategic partnership between the firms to develop an infectious-disease diagnostic platform.

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  • Scientist

    U.S Genomics is a waste of time. These people are a joke. It will be like this economic crisis we are in. They will complete their job when we can’t afford it or when too many lives are lost. They will develop a biosensor when it’s too late. Do we really need more this dysfunction in corporations anymore? Give me a break.

    Thank God John Canepa actually got a spine the past year and stopped promoting U.S Genomics. Looks like he is sick of U.S Genomics too. Their high turnover explains it all. Now they are what they deserve to be – a small start up company destined never to succeed in this real world. The truth is out – U.S Genomics may not have failed but they are a laughing matter. Everyone knows they are being laughed at except for them. It is not surprising anymore after watching 4+ years of their small ups and miserable downs.

    Don’t waste your time with U.S Genomics. They are fakes. There are more serious scientists who have hearts in their work. U.S Genomics scientists don’t even care anymore, and frankly we are sick and tired of them. Sick of watching take all the money, progress like turtles, acting like lazy bums, and get paid. Corporate greed anyone? Be forewarned that U.S Genomics will get even greedier.

  • Scientist

    U.S Genomics is a waste of time. These people are a joke. It will be like this economic crisis we are in. They will complete their job when we can’t afford it or when too many lives are lost. They will develop a biosensor when it’s too late. Do we really need more this dysfunction in corporations anymore? Give me a break.

    Thank God John Canepa actually got a spine the past year and stopped promoting U.S Genomics. Looks like he is sick of U.S Genomics too. Their high turnover explains it all. Now they are what they deserve to be – a small start up company destined never to succeed in this real world. The truth is out – U.S Genomics may not have failed but they are a laughing matter. Everyone knows they are being laughed at except for them. It is not surprising anymore after watching 4+ years of their small ups and miserable downs.

    Don’t waste your time with U.S Genomics. They are fakes. There are more serious scientists who have hearts in their work. U.S Genomics scientists don’t even care anymore, and frankly we are sick and tired of them. Sick of watching take all the money, progress like turtles, acting like lazy bums, and get paid. Corporate greed anyone? Be forewarned that U.S Genomics will get even greedier.

  • Still Employed

    @Scientist, Obviously you were one of the fakes at USG and had to be let go. I hope that you were able to con your way into another company at a higher position then when you were here. Thank god USG is still here and you are not! You must have worked here at a lower RA position because your english is horrendous!
    Good luck and god speed

  • mie77

    Wowza!