Shares in Bruker BioSciences rose 7.8 percent for the trading period ended Tuesday, leading all gainers in the BCW Index. Most of the gain for Bruker's shares came on Tuesday, following the firm's announcement that it would acquire affiliated company Bruker Optics.

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