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Trades give BioSante healthy outlook

BioSante Pharmaceuticals is rebounding after a drop, and one investor apparently thinks that it's on solid ground or will continue higher.

optionMONSTER's monitoring systems detected the sale of more than 3,000 October 3 puts for $0.45 to $0.47. Roughly 1,000 October 2.50 puts were also sold for $0.15 and $0.16. Volume was more than twice open interest in both strikes.

The activity reflects a belief that the developer of women's health products will hold its ground or push higher over the next five weeks. The sale of the October 3 puts is especially noteworthy because they are in the money , which makes the position similar to owning calls. (See our Education section)

BPAX is up 0.36 percent to $2.75 in morning trading. It more than doubled in value between the end of 2010 and July, then plunged down to its 200-day moving average. Since then shares have been working their way higher and are attempting to hold support above the $2.75 level where they twice hit resistance last month.

Overall option volume is more than triple the daily average so far today.

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