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Health Care Sector Update for 03/28/2016: ZIOP, LBIO

Top Health-care stocks:

JNJ: +0.3%

PFE: +0.2%

ABT: flat

MRK: +0.3%

AMGN: flat

Health-care shares were mainly higher in pre-market trade on Monday.

In health-care stocks news, shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology ( ZIOP ) were up pre-market Monday after Solasia Pharma K.K. said a Phase II study of SP-02 for the treatment of relapsed and refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma was initiated in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Shares in the company were 2.0% higher at $7.30. The stock has traded between $4.56 and $14.93 over the past 52 weeks.

And Lion Biotechnologies ( LBIO ), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has appointed Michael Lotze, as chief scientific officer, and vice president of research and development, effective immediately.

Shares in the company were unchanged at $4.59. The stock has traded between $4.33 and $13.89 over the past 52 weeks.

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