Health Care Sector Update for 07/05/2018: APOP,RLM,AZRX

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Top Health Care Stocks

JNJ +0.40%

PFE +0.41%

ABT flat

MRK flat

AMGN flat

Health care stocks were unchanged to slightly higher just before the start of Thursday trading.

Among health care stocks moving on news:

+ Cellect Biotechnology ( APOP ) was higher in Thursday's pre-market trading , rising over 5%, after the Israeli regenerative medicine company said it has signed a collaboration and material transfer agreement with the denovoMATRIX group of the Technische Universit t Dresden, one of the leading centers for stem cell research in Germany. Under terms of the agreement, the parties will explore the potential synergies between Cellect's ApoGraft and the denovoMAtrix technologies, with a denovoMATRIX scientist also conducting a series of experiments at Cellect's research and development facility in Israel.

In other sector news:

= Realm Therapeutics plc ( RLM ) American depositary shares begin trading Thursday on the Nasdaq Global Market after the exchange approved a listing for the biopharmaceuticals company working to treat skin and eye disorders. The company, which is based in the greater Philadelphia area, previously has been listed on stock exchanges in London and Stuttgart.

= AzurRx BioPharma ( AZRX ) was steady in Thursday's pre-market after the early stage biologics company late Tuesday disclosed plans for a mixed shelf offering seeking to generate up to $50 million in proceeds through one or more offerings of common or preferred stock, warrants or equity units. The company expects to use net proceeds from any future offering for general corporate purposes, including research and development, working capital and capital expenditures.

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Referenced Symbols: APOP , RLM , AZRX

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