54GENE raises $4.5mn to build pan-African biobank
14 July 2019 | 5:52 pm
Africa-focused health tech genomic startup 54Gene recently raised $4.5 million in seed capital and plans to build a DNA biobank in Africa. Abasi Ene-Obong CEO of 54gene joins CNBC Africa for more.
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