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ViroPharma: Cinryze Shining The Pharma Stock

ViroPharma (VPHM) is an international biopharmaceutical company which develops and commercializes drugs that are used for the treatment for Hereditary Angioedema, or HAE.

The increasing prevalence of HAE provides a tailwind opportunity for the biopharma companies that are producing drugs for this medical condition such as Shire Human Genetic Therapies ,CSL Behring , ViroPharma, Sanquin ,Dyax Corp., Pharming NV , Halozyme Therapeutics and BioCryst. Out of these companies, I believe ViroPharma is well positioned to monetize this opportunity through its Cinryze therapy.

The limited use of first-line steroids on Cinryze and in-house subcutaneous Cinryze would further impact positively on company's growth. I expect ViroPharma to continue adding patients to Cinryze therapy on a continuous...

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