Sector Update: Health-care Stocks Flat Pre-Market

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Top Health-care stocks:

JNJ: -1.30%

PFE: flat

ABT: flat

MRK: flat

AMGN: flat

Health-care shares were flat in pre-market trade Monday.

In health-care stocks news, Arena Pharmaceuticals ( ARNA ) says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Arena Pharmaceuticals GmbH, has entered into an exclusive marketing and supply agreement for BELVIQ (lorcaserin HCl) with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited's local Israeli subsidiary, Abic Marketing Limited.

And, Genocea Biosciences ( GNCA ) has announced the start of a Phase 2 dose optimization trial for GEN-003, the company's immunotherapy candidate against herpes simplex-type 2 (HSV-2).

The Phase 2 dose optimization study will enroll approximately 300 subjects from 17 institutions in the United States and will study six combinations of two antigen doses.

Finally, Sequenom ( SQNM ), provider of molecular diagnostic testing and genetics analysis services, Monday said that its Sequenom Laboratories subsidiary will soon launch VisibiliT prenatal testing technology.

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This article appears in: Investing Commodities
Referenced Stocks: ARNA , GNCA , SQNM

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