By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exact Sciences today said that it expects to raise approximately $17.6 million through a public offering of 4.2 million shares of its common stock priced at $4.50 per share.

The Madison, Wis.-based molecular diagnostics firm said that if the underwriters of the offering exercise the option to purchase an additional 630,000 shares, it would receive total net proceeds of around $20.3 million.

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