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Tekmira Closes $5.2M Offering


Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has closed a previously announced public offering of more than 1.7 million units of stock and warrants, grossing the company C$5.1 million ($5.2 million).

Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a half a warrant to purchase one common share, the company said.

Proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, Tekmira said.

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