With Bruker’s shares up 31 percent, Invitrogen’s ascending 26 percent, and PerkinElmer’s climbing 20 percent, the BioCommerce Week Index to the multiplatform molecular biology-tools sector has grown 9 percent in the 12-week period ended Nov. 22.

The index, a weekly compilation of the share prices of 15 selected molecular biology tool vendors that offer a diversified selection of products, serves as a measure and a benchmark of the industry’s growth.

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