BUZZ-Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc: Joins list of Ebola bets

Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:48am EDT
 
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** Drug developer's stock jumps 21.5 pct to $1.70 premarket after company says it will test its experimental antibody to treat Ebola

** Stock of several medical device and drug makers also up as a second Texas healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola

** Protective gear maker Versar Inc up 34 pct premarket; face mask maker Alpha Pro tech Ltd up 19 pct; hazmat suits maker Lakeland Industries Inc up 16 pct

** Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp's U.S.-listed shares up 3 pct at 24.29 premarket, while biotechnology company Ibio Inc's shares up 3.6 pct

** Medical test maker Chembio Diagnostics Inc shares up 4 pct, while Medical waste management company Sharps compliance Corp shares up 8 pct

** Shares of these small medical equipment and biotech companies fell on Tuesday after rally spurred by diagnosis of the first Ebola patient in U.S. on Sept. 30

** Take A Look: World on alert to curb Ebola outbreak (Reuters Messaging: ankur.banerjee.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)