GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc.(R), announced today that it has completed the second closing of a private financing, in the form of a Series C, Convertible Preferred Stock issuance. Aggregate proceeds from both tranches of the financing exceed $30 million. The first tranche, approximately $15 million, was closed in April 2002. Proceeds from the financing are expected to enable the Company to substantially complete clinical development of the Company's implanted, continuous glucose monitor. Five venture capital firms participated in the financing, all of which had invested previously in the Company. New Enterprise Associates, which provided the Company's seed funding, and HealthCare Ventures are the principal investors in this round. The other investors are Rho Capital Partners, Anthem Capital L.P., and Abingworth Management Limited. Several individual investors also participated. Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc.(R), based in Germantown, MD, is developing novel sensor technology that enables sensor applications which have not been practical with existing technology. For example, the Company's implantable, remotely interrogatable glucose monitor for diabetics will address a current global market for glucose monitoring products that exceeds $5 billion and is growing at double digit rates. The Company has also developed a very fast oxygen sensor that enables real-time, breath-by-breath analysis for metabolic, critical care and other respiratory function applications. Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc.(R), which was founded in January 1997, has exclusive rights to more than thirty issued and pending U.S. patents on its core technology.
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