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), 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), down 12.7% at $32.49

Invitrogen ( IVGN), down 4% at $26.78.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.

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