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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere announced after the close of the market on Tuesday an agreement to sell up to $30 million of shares of its common stock to investment fund Aspire Capital.

Aspire is an existing investor in Nanosphere and invested in the firm's public offering in September that raised $27.7 million. In a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Nanosphere said that the agreement with Aspire has a term of 24 months.

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