NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Vermillion nearly tripled during the month of May compared to April, pacing the gainers in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index for the month.

Overall, the index increased about 4 percent month over month, putting it about equal with the Nasdaq and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, both of which were also up about 4 percent month over month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2 percent.

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