The BCW Index recorded a 1.42 percent drop this past week, as 12 of the 16 components lost ground. Leading the group of decliners was Bruker BioSciences, which fell 6.1 percent.

Molecular Devices led the four firms that reported gains for the tracking period ended Tuesday, with an increase of 5 percent. The firm reported its fourth-quarter 2005 results earlier today (see briefs).

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