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The Massachusetts sequencing firm has been selling technology originally developed by Helicos BioSciences and planned to increase marketing with the IPO proceeds.

The firm plans to raise as much as $250 million, according to the document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Tucson, Arizona-based company previously raised $20 million through a public offering of its shares and a purchase deal with certain investors.

The firm has a 180-day grace period in which to regain compliance, by maintaining a $1.00 minimum closing bid price for at least 10 consecutive business days.

The genetic testing firm has entered into an equity distribution agreement with Piper Jaffray to offer up to $30 million in stocks, with an initial offering of $22.5 million.

The move signals a shift from the startup's original strategy of creating a cryptocurrency to compensate donors of genomic and clinical data.

The company also entered into a sales agreement with Cowen and Company to offer up to $75 million of its common stock for sale.

As previously disclosed, Bio-Rad's accounting firm needs more time to complete its audit and the company plans to file the form as soon as possible.

WUSTL bioinformatics spinout PierianDx disclosed in an SEC filing that it has raised slightly more than $3 million of a $5 million offering.

The New York Stock Exchange gave Alere an additional six months to file its 2016 annual report, but it also said it could commence delisting proceedings at any time.  

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