Livermore, Calif.-based Halt Medical tacked an additional $5 million onto a third round of financing — now totaling $17 million — to test a device that can remove uterine fibroids without a hysterectomy. The contribution came from American Capital Strategies, according to VentureWire.

Halt conducted clinical trials in Latin America earlier this year, but expects to kick off a new series of tests in the U.S. by February 2009. Its other investors include William Richter, cofounder of Cerberus Capital Management, and Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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