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Illumina Stock Takes a Hit on Adverse Jury Decision

Shares in Illumina closed down 7.5 percent for the week ended Tuesday, due mostly to a jury’s finding earlier this week that the firm had infringed five Affymetrix patents (see related article). The company led all decliners in a down week for the BCW Index and US stocks, in general, which dropped sharply on Tuesday.
 
Cepheid led the nine stocks that gained ground for the five-day trading period, rising 6.1 percent for the week. Third Wave Technologies gained 4.5 percent for the week.
 
Overall, the Index fell 1.1 percent, matching the decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the same period. The Nasdaq lost 1.4 percent for the week, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index dropped 1.9 percent.

 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price (March 13, 2007)
Starting Price Jan. (March 6, 2007)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
26.62
26.67
-0.19
Agilent
A
31.67
30.83
2.72
Applied Biosystems
ABI
28.55
29.86
-4.39
Beckman
BEC
64.98
64.39
0.92
Becton Dickinson
BDX
73.48
74.52
-1.40
Bio-Rad
BIO
67.67
70.62
-4.18
Bruker
BRKR
9.47
9.64
-1.76
Caliper
CALP
5.73
5.9
-2.88
Cepheid
CPHD
8.5
8.01
6.12
Illumina
ILMN
28.86
31.2
-7.50
Invitrogen
IVGN
61.01
62.42
-2.26
Luminex
LMNX
14.07
14.01
0.43
Millipore
MIL
70.1
72.03
-2.68
Molecular Devices
MDCC
35.38
35.25
0.37
PerkinElmer
PKI
23.19
23.17
0.09
Qiagen
QGEN
16.05
15.94
0.69
Sequenom
SQNM
4.05
4.1
-1.22
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
40.01
40.45
-1.09
Stratagene
STGN
8.4
8.5
-1.18
Thermo
TMO
44.94
44.83
0.25
Third Wave
TWTI
5.13
4.91
4.48
Waters
WAT
55.78
54.65
2.07
BCW Index Average
32.89
33.27
-1.13
The Scan

Comfort of Home

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Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.