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Sense Biodetection, a UK-based molecular diagnostics technology developer, has raised $15m in a series B extension that brought the round’s total to $65m. Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the investment arm of industrial and chemicals group Koch Industries, led the extension having already led the initial $50m tranche in April 2021, when patient capital fund Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), Mercia Asset Management, Earlybird’s Health Tech Fund and Jonathan Milner also invested.

Sandbox VR, the US-based operator of a chain of…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).