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Today’s Research Reports on Stocks to Watch: Cerus Corporation and Halozyme Therapeutics

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 25, 2018 / Cerus shares skyrocketed to a new high on Wednesday after the company announced positive results from its clinical trial of Intercept. Halozyme Therapeutics suffered a random loss without any specific news. The company will be releasing its fourth quarter financial results on February 20th.

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Cerus Corporation

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.

Cerus Corporation shares were winning big in Wednesday trading and closed the day up almost 16% on higher volume compared to usual. The stock also soared to a new high of $5.43 during intra-day trading. The company announced that a late-stage clinical trial with 86 patients, that was evaluating its Intercept treatment for chronic anemia patients that have thalassemia, had produced positive results. According to Cerus, individuals in the trial with Intercept-treated red blood cells met the trial's primary efficacy and safety endpoints. Cerus is planning to file for commercialization in Europe in the second half of this year. Last November the FDA granted the company permission to begin a much larger, 600-patient study to assess the ability of Intercept-treated RBCs to reduce kidney injury among patients undergoing heart surgeries. Shares of the stock have been rallying over the last three months with gains of nearly 75%.

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Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. shares closed down 4.47% on fairly average volume yesterday. There was no remarkable news from the company to explain the losses but earlier in the week Halozyme announced it will webcast its Quarterly Update Conference Call for the fourth quarter 2017 on Tues., Feb. 20, after the market closes. The biotech company is developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies and has a lead proprietary program, an investigational drug called PEGPH20, applies a unique approach to targeting solid tumors. It allows increased access of co-administered cancer drug therapies to the tumor in animal models. The treatment is currently in development for metastatic pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, gastric cancer, metastatic breast cancer and has potential across additional cancers in combination with different types of cancer therapies.

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