NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tekmira Pharmaceuticals  (TKMR) surged Thursday as takeover talks swirl around the Vancouver-based biotech company.

Daily Mail reports Tekmira is a potential takeover target for at least four drug companies, including GlaxoSmithKline  (GSK) and Shire.

Tekmira is developing treatments for the Ebola virus, which has been breaking out since it appeared in a village in Guinea in December.

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The stock was up 10.38% to $21.80 at 11:11 a.m. More than 4.7 million shares had changed hands, compared to the average volume of 2,417,160.

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