Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Bruker Shares Climb Nearly 10 Percent to Lead BCW Index

Bruker Daltonics shares rose 9.89 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday, capping off a week in which the firm launched a number of new products at Pittcon (see table in feature). Stratagene shares climbed 5.59 percent during the week, while Fisher Scientific shares rose 4.89 percent.

Eleven of the 16 firms in the BCW Index gained ground during the tracking period as the Index rose 1.28 percent. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.55 percent, the Nasdaq climbed 1.21 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index increased 1.39 percent.

BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Current Price
(March 14, 2006)
Last Price
(March 7, 2006)
% change
Agilent
A
36.84
36.35
1.35
Applied Biosystems
ABI
27.79
27.7
0.32
Beckman
BEC
52.9
53.12
-0.41
Bio-Rad
BIO
59.08
59.62
-0.91
Bruker
BRKR
4.89
4.45
9.89
Fisher Scientific
FSH
70.2
66.93
4.89
GE
GE
33.78
33.15
1.90
Harvard Bio
HBIO
4.48
4.55
-1.54
Invitrogen
IVGN
70.87
71.34
-0.66
Molecular Devices
MDCC
31.6
31.36
0.77
PerkinElmer
PKI
23.56
23.2
1.55
Qiagen
QGEN
14.85
14.86
-0.07
Sigma
SIAL
64.19
63.67
0.82
Stratagene
STGN
10.39
9.84
5.59
Thermo
TMO
35.51
34.88
1.81
Waters
WAT
43.27
41.77
3.59
BCW Index Average
36.51
36.05
1.28
The Scan

Long COVID-19 Susceptibility Clues Contained in Blood Plasma Proteome

A longitudinal study in eBioMedicine found weeks-long blood plasma proteome shifts after SARS-CoV-2 infection, along with proteomic signatures that appeared to coincide with long Covid risk.

Tibetan Study Finds Adaptive Variant Influencing Skin Pigmentation

With a combination of phenotyping and genetic data, researchers document at PNAS a Tibetan-enriched enhancer variant influencing melanin synthesis and ultraviolet light response.

Domestication Linked to Nervous System Genes in Inbred Mouse Strains

Researchers highlighted more than 300 positively selected genes in domesticated mice, including genes linked to nervous system function or behavior in Genome Biology.

ALS Genetic Testing May Be Informative Across Age Ranges, Study Finds

Researchers in the journal Brain identified clinically actionable variants in a significant subset of older ALS patients, prompting them to point to the potential benefits of broader test use.