NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI confirmed this week that it has filed for an IPO on the ChiNext exchange, and is seeking to raise $250 million through the issuance of 40 million new shares. According to a Chinese media report, BGI recorded revenues of approximately $250 million and operating profit of about $55 million in 2016.

Agilent Technologies announced this week that its board has approved a quarterly dividend of $.13 per share of common stock to be paid on April 26 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 4.

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