NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biocept said after the close of the market on Monday that it has closed its initial public offering, raising $19 million in gross proceeds.

The company went public last week with an offering of 1.9 million shares at $10 per share. In afternoon trading on the Nasdaq, Biocept's shares were down a fraction of 1 percent at $8.85.

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