NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biocept said today that it expects to take in approximately $11.6 million in gross proceeds from a previously announced rights offering, which expired on Wednesday. The company had previously estimated that proceeds from the offering could be as high as $22.6 million if all the rights were exercised.

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