This article has been updated to include market reaction to the filing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Luminex fell nearly 10 percent today after the firm announced yesterday that it had filed a preliminary prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to offer 3.5 million shares of common stock.

Luminex's shares dropped 9.5 percent to $20.29 in late Tuesday trade on the Nasdaq.

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