Biotech and pharmaceutical stocks were on the rise again Thursday, with the Nasdaq and Amex biotechnology indices up 2.8% and 2.4%, respectively.

Among individual stocks, notable movers were:

Conceptus ( CPTS), up 43% at $13.14

BioMimetic Therapeutics ( BMTI), up 15.8% at $7.34

Vertex ( VRTX - Get Report), up 11.4% at $24.82

Illumina ( ILMN - Get Report), up 8.8% at $30.56

Genentech ( DNA), up 4.5% at $84

Acorda Therapeutics ( ACOR), up 6.9% at $19.66

Savient Pharmaceuticals ( SVNT), down 18.3% at $3.74

Natus ( BABY), down 16.6% at $13.45

Elan ( ELN), down 13.8% at $6.60

Biogen ( BIIB - Get Report), down 4.4% at $40.12

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