NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shares in Helicos were down 5.6 percent, or $.50, at $8.50 in afternoon trading today, the stock's first day of trading on the Nasdaq exchange.
 
The company lowered its IPO price twice in as many days this week, dropping it between 30 and 40 percent from the original $13 to $15 range down to the $9 per share that it began trading at this morning.

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