Shares in Sequenom dropped 11.3 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. It marked the third week in a row the firm’s shares have declined, and followed last week’s 9.2 percent drop. There had been no recent news regarding the company — though it did report after Tuesday that it had received commitments from institutional investors to buy a total of 6,666,666 shares of Sequenom for $3 per share.

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