Point Roberts, WA - December 15, 2011 - Investorideas.com , an investor research portal specializing in sector research including biotech and pharma stocks, issues an investor alert for some of the top trading stocks in the sector for Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ:VPHM) ended higher by 4.21 (17.85%) to close at $27.80 on very unusual volume and made a new 52-week high of $28.34 after the company reported that U.S. health regulators approved a new and expanded label for its antibiotic Vancocin, which the biotechnology company expects will grant the drug three years of protection from generic versions.
Zalicus, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZLCS) rose 0.10 (9.26%) and closed at $1.18, extending its weekly gains to over 24% on increased volume. Zalicus Inc. (Zalicus), formerly CombinatoRx, is a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates with a focus on the treatment of pain and inflammation.
Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) moved higher by 1.25 (4.82%) to end at $27.21, rebounding from its 52-week low made recently. The stock has a 52-week range of $25.57-$79.40. Illumina, Inc. (Illumina) is a developer and manufacturer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function.
Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRTX) climbed 0.52 (10.24%) to finish at $5.60 on high volume. Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing products primarily for the respiratory and related markets.
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