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Sequenom Shares Rise Sharply on Qiagen Pact

Shares in Sequenom gained more than 16 percent for the 5-day trading period ended Tuesday. The firm’s shares rose after news on Monday that it had signed a pact with Qiagen under which the firms will collaborate on developing prenatal diagnostics (see related article).
 
Cepheid led decliners for the week with a 7.65 percent drop, despite no new news regarding the company.
 
Overall, the BCW Index rose .61 for the tracking period. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell .4 percent, while the Nasdaq gained 1.2 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index rose 1.1.
 
BioCommerce Week Index of Diversified
Molecular Biology Tool Companies
Company
Ticker
Closing Price (Jan. 9, 2007)
Starting Price December 29, 2006)
% change
Affymetrix
AFFX
24.48
23.06
6.16
Agilent
A
34.01
34.85
-2.41
Applied Biosystems
ABI
36.4
36.69
-0.79
Beckman
BEC
59.4
59.8
-0.67
Becton Dickinson
BDX
71.23
70.15
1.54
Bio-Rad
BIO
82.48
82.52
-0.05
Bruker
BRKR
7.63
7.51
1.60
Caliper
CALP
5.76
5.72
0.70
Cepheid
CPHD
7.85
8.5
-7.65
Illumina
ILMN
39.49
39.31
0.46
Invitrogen
IVGN
57.11
56.59
0.92
Luminex
LMNX
12.69
12.7
-0.08
Millipore
MIL
66.35
66.6
-0.38
Molecular Devices
MDCC
21.76
21.07
3.27
PerkinElmer
PKI
21.43
22.23
-3.60
Qiagen
QGEN
15.6
15.13
3.11
Sequenom
SQNM
5.44
4.68
16.24
Sigma-Aldrich
SIAL
37.84
38.86
-2.62
Stratagene
STGN
7.54
7.44
1.34
Thermo
TMO
46.2
45.29
2.01
Third Wave
TWTI
4.98
4.81
3.53
Waters
WAT
51.14
48.97
4.43
BCW Index Average
   32.58
   34.15
0.61

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