The BCW Index fell 2.2 percent for the trading week ended Tuesday, following the lead of the broader stock market and the Nasdaq Biotech Index in particular, which dropped 5.4 percent during the same period. The Nasdaq fell 4 percent for the week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 3 percent.

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