NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere has closed a public offering of common stock that has raised net proceeds of around $27.7 million.

The Northbrook, Ill.-based molecular diagnostics firm launched the offering last week. It sold 17,250,000 common shares at $1.75 per share, including 2,250,000 shares that made up the over-allotment option, which was exercised by the underwriters in full.

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