German diagnostics company sphingotec GmbH has closed a €20m growth equity financing round led by international healthcare specialist investors HBM and Wellington Partners. Sphingotec will primarily use the proceeds to roll out the fully automated IB 10 point-of-care (POC) platform for testing of a broad panel of acute blood biomarkers, which had been acquired in May 2018 through an acquisition of Samsung-subsidiary Nexus Dx Inc.