NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera went public late last week, raising $180 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

The San Carlos, California-based reproductive health molecular diagnostics firm offered 10 million shares of common stock at an offering price of $18 per share. The underwriters on the offering — Morgan Stanley, Cowen and Co., Piper Jaffray, R.W. Baird, and Wedbush Securities — have an over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1.5 million shares.

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