By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom this week said that it has awarded non-qualified stock option grants for a total of 74,450 shares of common stock to six new employees under the firm's New Hire Equity Incentive Plan. The firm said 14,450 of the shares have an exercise price of $6.14, which was equal to the closing price of Sequenom's common stock on Feb. 28, and 60,000 shares have a price of $6.39, the closing price of its common stock on Feb. 15, the dates the options were granted.

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