NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nanosphere reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its fourth quarter net loss increased to $9.5 million, or $.08 per share, from $8.8 million, or $.11 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, as the firm continues to evaluate strategic alternatives.

Its loss per share beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $.10.

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