NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic biology firm Intrexon has filed to raise up to $125 million in an initial public offering.

The Germantown, Md.-based firm has not yet determined a price range on its shares, and it didn't disclose in its Form S-1 filed with the US Securities Exchange on Tuesday how many shares it plans to offer. JP Morgan and Barclays will be joint book-running managers on the offering.

Intrexon plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol "XON".

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