NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The stocks of most of the 38 firms that comprise the GenomeWeb Daily News Index fell during the month of February, mirroring a drop for the tech-heavy Nasdaq market.

Overall, only nine of the companies in the Index closed the month up compared to January's close. Orchid Cellmark gained around 30 percent to close at $.70, while other notable gainers included CombiMatrix (+15 percent), Illumina (+15 percent), and Life Technologies (+14 percent).

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