NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Following yesterday's announcement that it had sold one of its Helicos Genetic Analysis Systems to an undisclosed biotechnology company, shares of Helicos BioSciences today traded above $1 per share for the first time in six months.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm thus far has announced instrument placements or orders at Stanford University, the Broad Institute, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the University of Maryland. But this new sale would be the first that it has disclosed for a commercial entity.

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