In late February, Helicos BioSciences filed documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that aim to take the company public on the Nasdaq exchange.

The filing for an IPO, which would make Helicos the only publicly traded pure-play DNA sequencing company, comes less than a year before it plans to commercialize its first product, the HeliScope DNA sequencer, and more than a year before it anticipates generating revenue.

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