By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere has closed a public offering of common stock raising net proceeds of approximately $32.1 million, the firm said today.

The Northbrook, Ill.-based molecular diagnostics developer sold 15,686,000 shares of common stock at a price of $2.20 per share. Included in that share total is 2,046,000 shares issued to cover an over-allotment option.

Nanosphere said that it would use the funds for general corporate purposes and working capital.

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