NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences today said that it has hired investment bank Thomas Weisel partners to assist the firm in evaluating and executing strategic alternatives, such as financings, joint ventures, or partnerships.

The firm also provided a round-up of second-quarter highlights, most of which was disclosed in its quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 14.

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