In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences; GeneNews; Pathwork Diagnostics; Proteros Biostructures | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

Nasdaq's semi-annual re-ranking has resulted in six firms being added to the Biotech Index, though PacBio is the only life science tools firm among the new members. The new Index is effective prior to market open on Monday, May 23.

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