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The BioCommerce Week Index: Jun 30, 2005

BioCommerce Week’s Index to the
Diversified Molecular Biology Tools Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(
June 28, 2005)
Last Price
(
June 21, 2005)
% Change
Agilent
A
23.49
24.68
-4.82
Applied Biosystems
ABI
20.12
20.83
-3.41
BD
BDX
51.95
52.7
-1.42
Beckman
BEC
63.26
66.36
-4.67
Bio-Rad
BIO
59.39
57.54
3.22
Bruker
BRKR
4.11
4.15
-0.96
GE
GE
35.15
36.15
-2.77
Harvard Bio
HBIO
3.15
3.27
-3.67
Invitrogen
IVGN
83.14
78.79
5.52
Molecular Devices
MDCC
21.36
21.25
0.52
PerkinElmer
PKI
18.75
19.37
-3.20
Sigma
SIAL
56.97
56.6
0.65
Stratagene
STGN
8.61
8.64
-0.35
Thermo
TMO
26.75
26.67
0.30
Waters
WAT
37.84
39.4
-3.96
Index Average  
34.27
34.43
-0.46

BCW Index Falls for Fifth Straight Week

The BCW Index, which tracks the stock movement of 15 multi-platform molecular biology tool companies, dropped slightly for the fifth week in a row. Over the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, the Index declined .46 percent to close at $34.27.

Agilent and Beckman Coulter led the losers this past week, dropping 4.82 percent and 4.67 percent, respectively. Invitrogen posted the biggest gains by far, rising 5.52 percent for the week.

In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.8 percent and the Nasdaq declined 1 percent for the tracking period. The Nasdaq Biotech Index, however, edged up .2 percent.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.