The NASDAQ giveth and the NASDAQ taketh away, especially if you're a biotechnology company. While California-based linkurl:Celera Genomics; made it onto the semi-annually updated NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI), Iceland biotech linkurl:deCODE Genetics; was booted off of the NBI after the company's stock price plunged this fall, linkurl:GenomeWeb; reported today (Nov. 18). NASDAQ ranks biotech companies in May and September every year. The rankings are based on several criteria, including having at least $100 million in market capitalization, an average daily trading volume of at least 50,000 shares, and a net worth of at least $5 million. The linkurl:current rankings; list 145 companies, including heavy hitters linkurl:Amgen Inc.,; linkurl:Affymetrix Inc.; and linkurl:Invitrogen Corp.; deCODE's stock price dropped to $0.54 last month - below the $1 threshold set for NASDAQ listing. The company was given 180 days to pull that figure up, but as yet has not. One share in deCODE was...

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