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Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEGR) shares gained 1.05% to $95.86. The company announced that the company participated in the Leerink Swann Rare Disease Roundtable in New York City. Marc Beer, CEO of Aegerion, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 2:40 p.m. ET.
Additionally, the company on Sept. 24 announced its alliance with The FH Foundation in observance of the annual Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Awareness Day. "We support The FH Foundation in their mission, and are committed to increasing awareness about familial hypercholesterolemia, a very serious and often undiagnosed disease that effects patients and their families," said Marc D. Beer, Chief Executive Officer of Aegerion.
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Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) shares gained 0.97% to $10.40. The company on Sept. 26 said its experimental drug to treat chronic pain in patients with arthritis of the knee failed to meet its main goal in a mid-stage clinical trial. The study failed mainly because patients on placebo did not show the expected increase in pain scores observed in similar studies, Nektar said in a statement. The study failed mainly because patients on placebo did not show the expected increase in pain scores observed in similar studies, Nektar said in a statement.
Additionally, the company will host an Investor and Analyst R&D Day for its institutional investors and research analysts on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET in New York City.
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