NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biocept today went public as shares of its common stock began trading at $10, the low end of an anticipated price range on its initial public offering.

In afternoon trading, the company's shares, which trade under ticker symbol "BIOC" on the Nasdaq, were down 6 percent at $9.39.

The San Diego-based oncology diagnostics firm offered 1.9 million shares of its common stock as part of its IPO, which is expected to bring in $19 million in gross proceeds. The offering is expected to close on Feb. 10.

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