Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) and Annoroad released that they have signed into a contract to jointly develop advanced clinical applications for reproductive health based on next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The teamwork signals the increasing importance of genomic applications to improve healthcare in China. Shares of Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has price volatility of 2.61% in last 5 days trading session, as shares of firm closed at $215.45 inching down -0.06% in last session. Shares price moving up from its 20 days moving average with 5.11% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 10.37%.
Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) released that one-year study results from the MEASURE 2 pivotal Phase III study of investigational secukinumab in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Data from the study demonstrated that around 74 percent of patients achieved clinically significant improvement in their symptoms following one year of treatment, as measured by ASAS20, a standard tool used to assess clinical improvement in AS1. Detailed study results were presented at the European League Against Rheumatism 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting (EULAR), in Rome, Italy . The safety and efficacy of investigational secukinumab are still under review for AS and market authorization has not been obtained. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) moves up 2.08% to close at $102.63 as compare to its fifty-two week range of 84.17 – 105.82. The total market capitalization remained 248.40 Billion. The firm is ahead its 52 week low of 25.38% and going down from its 52 week high price of -3.01%.
Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) moved up in last trading session as in a meeting in the Corporate Assembly of Statoil ASA on 9 June 2015 OEystein Loeseth was chosen as new chair and Roy Franklin as a new member and deputy chair of Statoil’s board of directors. Chair of the board Svein Rennemo and board member Jim Mulva had in advance informed the nomination committee that they did not wish to stand for re-election in 2015. Bjoern Tore Godal, Jakob Stausholm and Marjan Oudeman were re-elected as members of the board of directors. On the other side, Stocks of Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) shows upbeat performance, rose 2.94% to traded at $18.88 in last session with shares volume of 2673.93. The Company showed a negative -2.50% in the net profit margin and in addition to its operating margin which remained 14.30%.