By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences has filed for an initial public offering in the US, seeking to raise up to $200 million.

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based maker of a single-molecule, real-time sequencing (SMRT) technology platform, today filed a preliminary prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the offering. It has not said how many shares that it intends to offer or when it anticipates the IPO will become effective

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