By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom has launched a common stock offering of 14 million shares priced at $6 per share.

The firm said Thursday that it expects gross proceeds of $84 million from the offering. Underwriters of the offering have a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,100,000 additional shares of common stock to cover overallotments.

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