By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canadian life science firm SQI Diagnostics has filed a preliminary prospectus to raise up to $30 million in an initial public offering in the US.

In a Form F-10 filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, the firm, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, said that is has been approved for listing on NYSE Amex under ticker symbol "SQD."

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