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The BioCommerce Week Index: Jun 23, 2005

BioCommerce Week’s Index to the
Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(
June 21, 2005)
Last Price
(
June 14, 2005)
% Change
Agilent
A
24.68
24.7
-0.08
Applied Biosystems
ABI
20.83
20.98
-0.71
BD
BDX
52.7
55.93
-5.78
Beckman
BEC
66.36
68.4
-2.98
Bio-Rad
BIO
57.54
57.19
0.61
Bruker
BRKR
4.15
4.25
-2.35
GE
GE
36.15
36.44
-0.80
Harvard Bio
HBIO
3.27
3.36
-2.68
Invitrogen
IVGN
78.79
76.98
2.35
Molecular Devices
MDCC
21.25
18.94
12.20
PerkinElmer
PKI
19.37
19.45
-0.41
Sigma
SIAL
56.6
58.4
-3.08
Stratagene
STGN
8.64
8.67
-0.35
Thermo
TMO
26.67
26.76
-0.34
Waters
WAT
39.4
38.6
2.07
Index Average
34.43
34.60
-0.51

BCW Index Declines Slightly, But Molecular Devices Posts Strong Gains

The BioCommerce Week Index fell .5 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. Among the 15 components of the Index, Molecular Devices had by far the best week, with its shares climbing 12.2 percent to close the period at $21.25. Although the firm did not release any news, its shares rose sharply after a favorable article about the company and its potential stock growth was published Monday by Barron's Online.

On the flipside was Becton Dickinson, whose shares dipped 5.8 percent. BD also did not release any news, but the firm was mentioned in an article published on Friday by Reuters saying that medical device firms' sales could be hurt by a rising US dollar. JP Morgan analyst Michael Weinstein cited BD as a firm that had a high degree of foreign exchange exposure.

In comparison to the BCW Index's drop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose .5 percent, the Nasdaq climbed 1.1 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index posted a stellar gain of 4 percent for the tracking period.

The Scan

Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases.

Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity

Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes.

Team Outlines Paternal Sample-Free Single-Gene Approach for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach.

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.