NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares of Cepheid were up $.80, or 8.41 percent, at $10.31 in afternoon trading after the company this morning said that its GeneXpert real-time PCR platform for mobile anthrax detection had been licensed by biothreat agencies in Oakland, Mich., and Honolulu, Hawaii.

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