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Health Care Sector Update for 02/28/2018: HTBX, SGYP, CODX, GILD


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Top Health care stocks:

JNJ: +0.3%

PFE: +0.5%

ABT: flat

MRK: +0.4%

AMGN: +0.3%

Health care shares were higher ahead of the bell on Wednesday.

Expected movers:

- Heat Biologics ( HTBX ) said interim results from a phase 2 study showed partial response and disease control in lung cancer patients treated with a drug combination including its HS-110

- Synergy Pharmaceuticals ( SGYP ) said Cipher Pharmaceuticals acquired the exclusive Canadian rights to develop, market, distribute, and sell Synergy's Trulance, which was developed for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation

- Co-Diagnostics ( CODX ) said that ongoing research and development activities yielded "positive" results in demonstrating the capabilities of co-primers in multiplex tests for SNP detection

Other news:

- Gilead Sciences ( GILD ) said its EPCLUSA has been included in Ontario's expansion of access to Hepatitis C treatments eligible for coverage under the Province's drug benefit program

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: HTBX , SGYP , CODX , GILD


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