NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Shares of omics research tools and molecular diagnostic firms continued on a bumpy ride in September as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index slipped a little more than 1 percent compared to the end of August.

Overall, just five of the 29 firms in the index saw gains month over month, led by Sigma-Aldrich (+31 percent), while CombiMatrix (-33 percent), Nanosphere (-32 percent), and Veracyte (-22 percent) saw deep losses in September.

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