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BeneChill Raises $600K

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San Diego-based BeneChill, founded in 2004 to develop a portable, battery-powered device for lowering the temperature of heart attack victims, has raised about $600,000 of a planned $1.2 million in debt, according to a regulatory filing. The device is designed for use by emergency medical technicians so hypothermic therapy can begin even before a patient reaches the emergency room. The company raised $13.5 million in a Series C venture round in mid-2009 from MedVenture Associates, NGN Capital, HealthCap, and the Solon Foundation.