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News breaking: 2017-04-18

Mobidiag verhoogt kapitaal met 3,99 miljoen euro na publieke investeringsronde van Kansalaisrahoitus

ESPOO, Finland-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Het Finse bedrijf in moleculaire diagnostiek Mobidiag Ltd. heeft vandaag aangekondigd een investeringsronde te hebben afgerond met 3,99 miljoen euro. De Finse verlener van investeringsdiensten Kansalaisrahoitus Oy ondersteunde de ronde. De investering, die bovenop een lening van 15 miljoen euro van de Europese Investeringsbank komt, is voor de deadline volgeschreven door meer dan 300 investeerders.

Mobidiag biedt innovatieve oplossingen voor in vitro diagnostiek van infectieziekten. Betrouwbaardere en snellere diagnose garandeert de juiste en veilige behandeling van de patient, want de opsporing van het infectietype maakt selectie van een geschikte behandeling mogelijk - met of zonder antibiotica.

Mobidiag Secures Additional 3,99 Million Euros in Capital Increase with Kansalaisrahoitus' Public Financing Round

ESPOO, Finland-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Mobidiag Ltd., a Finnish molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has successfully completed a 3,99 million euros funding supported by the Finnish investment service company Kansalaisrahoitus Oy. Adding up to the loan of 15 million euros from the European Investment Bank (EIB), this new funding was completed before closing date by over 300 investors.

Mobidiag provides innovative solutions for in vitro diagnostics of infectious diseases. More reliable and faster diagnostics can ensure patient care and safety by detecting infection type allowing selection of the appropriate treatment with or without antibiotics. Mobidiag has used its expertise in the detection of gastrointestinal infections and multi-drug resistant organisms, also known as superbugs. Product lines currently available are well suited for high-throughput laboratories. Upcoming products are instrument and test cassettes that detect simultaneously panels of bacteria, viruses or parasites. This syndromic approach brings effective DNA technique closer to patients in a user-friendly and economically effective format reducing overall healthcare costs and directing better patient treatment.

Mobidiag now invests strongly to expand its sales and marketing channels in Europe and other parts of the world. "We were very happy with the share issue organised by Kansalaisrahoitus, which was achieved very professionally and fast. This type of financing completes perfectly traditional ones", says Tuomas Tenkanen, CEO of Mobidiag. "We were privileged to participate in the financing of a very promising and fast growing company that aims to improve healthcare quality and people's health", says Toni Lahti, CEO of Kansalaisrahoitus.

This new funding will allow Mobidiag to finalize and scale up its product manufacturing and assay validation, as well as to strengthen its sales and marketing activities.

About Mobidiag

Established in 2000, Mobidiag develops innovative solutions to advance the diagnosis of infectious diseases and serves the European clinical diagnostics market since 2008. Mobidiag is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Mobidiag addresses both high to medium volume screening with the Amplidiag(R) Easy platform, bringing the Amplidiag(R) suite further by automating the workflow from sample to results, and the upcoming Novodiag(R) platform & associated panels for a fully automated solution and suitable for smaller volumes and labs. For more information, visit www.mobidiag.com

About Kansalaisrahoitus

Established in 2012, Kansalaisrahoitus Oy is a company that connects investors looking for interesting investments and companies looking for efficient capital funding solutions. It has organized over 30 financial rounds, which have brought about 44 million euros to Finnish companies. Finanssivalvonta is the authority that controls the operation of Kansalaisrahoitus. Learn more: www.kansalaisrahoitus.fi

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Contacts

Mobidiag

Tuomas Tenkanen, +350 50 553 4980

tuomas.tenkanen@mobidiag.com

or

Kansalaisrahoitus

Toni Lahti, +358 40 522 7633

toimitusjohtaja

toni.lahti@kansalaisrahoitus.fi