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Health Care Sector Update for 01/02/2018: JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN, SNGX, BTX, PLX, MASI, BGNE

Top Health care stocks:

JNJ: -0.2%

PFE: +0.4%

ABT: +0.2.9%

MRK: flat

AMGN: flat

Health care shares were higher in pre-market trading Tuesday.

Expected movers:

- Soligenix ( SNGX ): gets US patent for use of Dusquetide in oral mucositis

- BioTime ( BTX ): unit identifies genes implicated in tissue regeneration, cancer

- Protalix BioTherapeutics ( PLX ): reports encouraging interim data from trial of OPRX-106 to treat ulcerative colitis

Other news:

- Masimo ( MASI ): gets CE mark for oxygen reserve index rainbow Lite sensors

- Merck ( MRK ): Keytruda approved in Japan for patients with urothelial carcinoma

- Beigene (BGNE): starts patient dosing in phase 3 trial of liver cancer drug

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