By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The stocks of Vermillion and Beckman Coulter rose sharply during the month of December, as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index posted a strong month to end the year.

Overall, the Index was up more than 10 percent for the month, while the broader stock market also saw significant gains. The Dow Jones Industrial average rose just over 5 percent, the Nasdaq jumped a little more than 6 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index was up nearly 7 percent.

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