BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX +17.4%) pops on news that six deaths in China have been linked to...

|About: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX)|By:, SA News Editor

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX +17.4%) pops on news that six deaths in China have been linked to a new strain of avian flu. BCRX is developing peramivir, which has been shown in preclinical studies to help treat highly virulent strains of influenza - including the bird flu strain known as the H5N1 virus. Other drug stocks moving higher on the news: Pure Bioscience (PURE +15.6%), Hemispherx BioPharma (HEB +13.3%), Sinovac Biotech (SVA +7.8%), and Novavax (NVAX +1.1%).