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Solexa Hopes to Issue $100M Worth of New Equities or Debt

NEW YORK, May 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Solexa announced yesterday that it is trying to obtain permission from the US Securities and Exchange Commission to issue $100 million worth of securities, which may consist of common stock, preferred stock, warrants, debt, or any combination thereof.


The company has filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3. If the statement is declared effective by the SEC, Solexa will be allowed to issue securities in one or more offerings up to a maximum aggregate offering amount of $100 million.


Earlier this year, Solexa raised around $60 million in a private stock placement.

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