Accuri's $4 million Series D round to support market demand for flow cytometry products

July 15, 2009
JULY 14, 2009--Accuri Cytometers Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) says it has competed a $4 million Series D financing round. Accuri will use the funds for additional working and growth capital to support market acceptance of its Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer System, a product designed to bring the power of flow cytometry analysis to the laboratory of every life science researcher, and the recently introduced Accuri CSampler, an optional accessory that adds user-friendly automation to the C6.

JULY 14, 2009--Accuri Cytometers Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) says it has competed a $4 million Series D financing round, which included current investors Fidelity Biosciences, Flagship Ventures, Baird Venture Partners and Arboretum Ventures, as well as the InvestMichigan! Program co-managed by Credit Suisse. Accuri will use the proceeds to provide additional working and growth capital to support the rapid market acceptance of the Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer System, a product designed to bring the power of flow cytometry analysis to the laboratory of every life science researcher, and the recently introduced Accuri CSampler, an optional accessory that adds user-friendly automation to the C6 system.

"With our first two products experiencing rapid market acceptance and our European operations newly underway, we have secured additional capital to build out our manufacturing and customer support capabilities in Michigan and to continue to expand our commercial presence globally," said Jennifer Baird, CEO of Accuri. "In these challenging times, we are gratified that all of our existing investors chose to participate in the Series D financing at a higher valuation. We are especially pleased that the InvestMichigan! Program, co-managed by Credit Suisse and championed by Governor Jennifer Granholm, became a significant new investor."

Specially designed for routine use by biomedical researchers in their own labs, Accuri's flow cytometer is a full-featured bench-top cell analysis system that promises capabilities similar to industry-leading flow cytometers in a more user-friendly format and at a fraction of the cost. The newly introduced CSampler makes the Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer suitable for high throughput applications, further extending its potential market reach.

"Customer response in the Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer's first year on the market has exceeded our expectations for this revolutionary product," said Harry Wilcox, Partner at Flagship Ventures and a Director of Accuri. "Current investors welcomed the opportunity to provide additional capital to help fuel the company's accelerating growth and we are pleased that a new investor, the InvestMichigan! Program, participated in the financing."

Accuri user Steven McClellan, Senior Biological Scientist at the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory at the University of Florida, notes, "The Accuri C6 is a transformative product, providing high performance flow cytometry in an affordable, easy-to-use format that makes it accessible to almost all researchers. And the story gets even better. In recent toxicity studies that relied on the system's uniquely wide dynamic range, our lab was able to conduct experiments that previously had not been successful using a traditional cytometer available in our core facility. Affordable and accessible, and with improved capabilities, too!"

For more information visit Accuri Cytometers' website.

Posted by Barbara G. Goode, [email protected], for BioOptics World.

Sponsored Recommendations

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

Precision Motion Control for Sample Manipulation in Ultra-High Resolution Tomography

April 10, 2024
Learn the critical items that designers and engineers must consider when attempting to achieve reliable ultra-high resolution tomography results here!

Motion Scan and Data Collection Methods for Electro-Optic System Testing

April 10, 2024
Learn how different scanning patterns and approaches can be used in measuring an electro-optic sensor performance, by reading our whitepaper here!

How Precision Motion Systems are Shaping the Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing

March 28, 2024
This article highlights the pivotal role precision motion systems play in supporting the latest semiconductor manufacturing trends.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!