NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Foodborne pathogen molecular diagnostics firm Roka Bioscience has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

In a preliminary prospectus filed on Wednesday, the firm said it plans to offer up to $75 million worth of shares in an initial public offering. It has not yet priced the offering or said how many shares it plans to sell. It expects to list on the Nasdaq Global Market under ticker symbol "ROKA."

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