Shares in Third Wave Technologies declined 10 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday. The firm filed a countersuit against Digene last week in a patent dispute over HPV molecular diagnostics (see related article).
 
Bruker BioSciences led the five firms in the BCW Index that gained ground for the week, rising 7.2 percent.
 

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