Accelerate Diagnostics

The firm will use a portion of the proceeds for general corporate purposes and to fund its commercialization efforts

The company reported that it signed agreements for 337 instruments , while revenue-generating placements totaled  78 across the US, European, and Middle East regions.

At the JPM Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, its CEO also said that lower-than-anticipated revenues in Q4 2017 were due to a longer-than-expected sales cycle.

The firm expects full-year revenues of $4.2 million compared to revenues of $39,000 in 2016.

Drug-breakpoint updates should provide a clearer regulatory path for AST system makers but it's only one step in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, said Romney Humphries of Accelerate Diagnostics.

The stock prices of 17 of the 25 firms in the 360Dx Index fell month over month with Enzo Biochem and Bio-Rad leading decliners.

The sepsis diagnostics market heated up during the year, with FDA clearances for a handful of tests, growing investor interest, and R&D advances in the field.

Paced by Accelerate Diagnostics and Bio-Rad, the 360Dx Index beat the broader markets. Shares of GenMark and Opko, however, were sharply down.

The company reported signed agreements for 295 instruments, while revenue-generating placements have grown to 56. 

The lawsuit, filed in 2015 against Accelerate and some of its executives alleging false and misleading statements, was dismissed after the plaintiffs requested the action.