Bio-Rad Laboratories and Harvard Bioscience had the sharpest declines in stock price among the multi-platform molecular biology tool firms that comprise the BCW Index. Of the 15 companies tracked by BioCommerce Week, 13 ended the weekly tracking period down — the exceptions being Applied Biosystems and Stratagene.

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