Exiqon, a Danish microRNA firm that has channelled its proprietary linked nucleic-acid technology into several product lines, including its miRcury miRNA arrays, has successfully completed an initial public offering worth DKK2.6 billion ($470 million) on the Nordic Stock Exchange, and will use its portion of the proceeds to beef up its US operations and invest in a diagnostics development program at its headquarters in Copenhagen, according to a company official.
 

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