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BG Medicine Achieves Requirements for Listing on Nasdaq Capital Market


BG Medicine said this week that is compliant with requirements for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

BG requested transfer to the Capital Market in January after failing to meet the $50 million market value of listed securities requirement for listing on the Global Market. The Capital Market requires a company maintain $35 million market value or $2.5 million in stockholders equity.

As of its transfer request, the company was not compliant with the Capital Market requirements, either. However, it has since achieved compliance.

The company also noted this week that the Cardiological Society of India's 2014 Indian Consensus Document on Cardiac Biomarkers included galectin-3 as a biomarker useful in evaluating the risk of heart failure.

The document stated that "B-type natriuretic peptide, in conjunction with galectin-3, may be used to identify those patients at higher risk of readmission or death thus allowing the physician to better match the level of care to an individual patient's needs."

In a statement, BG Medicine CEO Paul Sohmer cited the inclusion of galectin-3 as "an important recognition of the potential significance of galectin-3 testing in the evaluation and management of patients with heart failure."

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.