Shares in Bruker BioSciences rose more than 9 percent this past week following an upgrade by investment bank UBS on its stock from 'neutral' to 'buy.' The firm's shares gained 7.8 percent the previous week on news that it would acquire affiliated company Bruker Optics (see BioCommerce Week 4/19/2006). PerkinElmer and Stratagene led decliners for the tracking period, falling 3.72 percent and 3.21 percent, respectively.

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