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The BioCommerce Week Index: Jun 16, 2005

BioCommerce Week’s Index to the
Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(
June 14, 2005)
Last Price
(
June 7 , 2005)
% Change
Agilent
A
24.7
24.22
1.98
Applied Biosystems
ABI
20.98
21.22
-1.13
BD
BDX
55.93
56.71
-1.38
Beckman
BEC
68.4
70.22
-2.59
Bio-Rad
BIO
57.19
56.4
1.40
Bruker
BRKR
4.25
4.14
2.66
GE
GE
36.44
36.84
-1.09
Harvard Bio
HBIO
3.36
3.4
-1.18
Invitrogen
IVGN
76.98
79.4
-3.05
Molecular Devices
MDCC
18.94
18.75
1.01
PerkinElmer
PKI
19.45
19.55
-0.51
Sigma
SIAL
58.4
59.78
-2.31
Stratagene
STGN
8.67
8.7
-0.34
Thermo
TMO
26.76
26.7
0.22
Waters
WAT
38.6
38.31
0.76
Index Average  
34.60
34.96
-1.01

BCW Index Down 1 Percent for the Week

The BCW Index dropped 1 percent for the five-day tracking period ended Tuesday. In comparison, the Nasdaq Biotech Index gained 1.4 percent, the broader Nasdaq nudged up a paltry .1 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a .6 percent gain for the same tracking period.

The Index's biggest decliner for the week was Invitrogen, whose shares sank 3 percent. The company announced a $300 million senior convertible notes offering on Monday after the market closed, and its stock dropped nearly 4 percent the next day (The firm subsequently announced the sale of $325 million of the notes). The biggest increase among Index companies belonged to Bruker BioSciences, whose shares rose 2.66 percent, or 11 cents, for the week.

 

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.