NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences said after the close of the market yesterday that it has priced a registered direct offering of 6.4 million units at $1 per unit, which would provide the firm with $6.4 million in gross proceeds.

Each unit in the offering consists of one share of Helicos common stock and a warrant to buy .65 of a share of common stock. The warrants are exercisable for a period of five years beginning six months after issuance, at an exercise price of $1.4385 per share.

Helicos expects to close the offering on or around Dec. 21.

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