NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares in Accelr8 plummeted nearly 30 percent today following news that Becton Dickinson has declined an option to license the company's rapid bacterial diagnostic system.

BD advised the company that it would decline an exclusive license option to the technology associated with an 18-month testing agreement it inked with Accelr8 in April 2008.

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