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The firm is offering approximately 3 million shares and said it may use a portion of the proceeds to acquire, license, or invest in complementary businesses or products.

The genomics firm is expecting major revenue decreases in every geographic region but sees signs of hope that business can pick up again later in the year.

The offering of common stock will be the second for Twist this year and the third since the company made its initial public offering in October 2018.

The Seattle-based immune sequencing firm will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares.

The immune sequencing firm announced preliminary full-year 2019 revenues in the range of $84 million to $85 million, an increase of approximately 52 percent.

Illumina said the NextSeq 2000 and NextSeq 1000 reduce run costs by up to 50 percent, compared to the NextSeq 550 model, while increasing the data output.

On the second day of the conference, updates came not just from the publicly traded industry giants but also privately held firms of interest, such as Caris and GenapSys.

On Monday Qiagen reiterated its preliminary 2019 earnings figures and addressed an investor's wrath, while Guardant Health highlighted its cancer testing plans.

Illumina also said it is developing a regulated version of its high-throughput NovaSeq system to address growing demand for a diagnostic platform with higher throughput.

Illumina will grant Roche rights to develop and distribute IVD tests on its Dx sequencing instruments, while Roche will help expand the CDx claims for Illumina's solid tumor panel.

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