NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exact Sciences today said it plans to raise $50.2 million in net proceeds from a public offering of common stock.

The Madison, Wis.-based molecular diagnostics company is offering 5.5 million shares of its common stock at $9.75 per share. The offering is expected to close on or about Aug. 13.

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