Biotech and pharmaceutical stocks declined on Thursday, although slightly less so than the broader market, with the Nasdaq and Amex biotechnology indices down by 1.5% and 1.2%, respectively.

Among individual stocks, notable movers were:

Hansen Medical

(HNSN)

, up 27.1% at $8.62

Inspire Pharmaceuticals

( ISPH), up 17% at $2.61

Illumina

(ILMN) - Get Report

, up 5.5% at $24.62

Protherics

(PTIL)

, down 26% at $4.43

Theravance

(THRX)

, down 16.8% at $8.49

Auxilium Pharma

(AUXL)

, down 13.3% at $22.12

Idexx Laboratories

(IDXX) - Get Report

, down 12.7% at $32.49

Invitrogen

( IVGN), down 4% at $26.78.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.