NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a filing yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, BG Medicine said it has decided to voluntarily deregister its common stock and become a non-reporting company.

The company said it made this decision due to the "significant cost and resource demands of being a public company," noting as well that following deregistration it will no longer publish periodic financial information or furnish such information to its shareholders other than that which is required by law.

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