debt facility

The company issued more than 1.8 million shares of its common stock to several of its trade creditors to erase debt that it owed them, Precipio said in an SEC document.

The company may use the proceeds of the loans to help fund the $7.2 billion acquisition of Patheon. The loan facility follows a $1.5 billion senior notes offering by Thermo Fisher last week.

The company plans to use the net proceeds to partially fund the $7.2 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing firm Patheon.

GeneNews has signed a binding agreement with multinational private equity firm Milost Global for up to $10 million in equity and debt financing.

Singulex plans to use the investment to continue to develop its single-molecule counting technology.

The company also said it has closed a new $25 million debt facility, and will use the proceeds to retire outstanding debt and bolster the launch of AlloSure.

The firm closed its existing debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance and plans to use the funds for general corporate purposes and working capital.

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.