Navigation Links
QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Autoimmune-Inflammation and Neuroscience Indexes

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QED International Associates, Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange-Traded Funds, today announced that effective at the opening of trading on Monday, January 7, 2008, Maxygen, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAXY) will replace Aspreva Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASPV) in the HealthShares(TM) Autoimmune-Inflammation Index. Alpharma, Inc. (NYSE: ALO) will also replace Aspreva Pharmaceutical, Inc. in the HealthShares(TM) Neuroscience Index. Aspreva Pharmaceutical is being acquired by Galencia Group (SWX: GALN).

Companies included in the Autoimmune-Inflammation Index are engaged in the research, clinical development and/or commercialization of therapeutic agents for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis and autoimmune disorders including, but not limited to, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and lupus.

Companies included in the Neuroscience Index are engaged in the research, clinical development and/or commercialization of therapeutic agents for the treatment of a wide variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, pain and sleep disorders.

About QED International Associates

QEDI International, based in New York, is a leading financial industry consulting firm specializing in quantitative modeling and the design, development and maintenance of indexes and Exchange Traded Funds. For more information, visit the company's website at

SOURCE QED International Associates
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Baxter International Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results Conference Call
2. Statement of International Dairy Foods Association President and CEO Connie Tipton
3. BioMS Medicals pivotal international multiple sclerosis trial receives positive review from Data Safety Monitoring Board
4. Lucid Expands Support Internationally: Dr. Colin Stahel appointed Director for Asia Pacific Region
5. International Substance Detection Firm IDenta To Release New Lead Test Kit - Rash Of Toy Incidents Leads Company To Enter New Marketplace
6. International Human Rights Day Recognized by Terasem Movement, Inc.s Third Annual Colloquium on the Law of Transbeman Persons
7. Corium International, Inc. Announces Appointment of Phyllis Gardner, M.D. and Daniel G. Welch to Board
8. Chambers Joins PRA International as Senior Vice President of Human Resources
9. Daval International Limited Gains Approval for Phase IIB Trial of AIMSPRO(R)
10. Natural Nutrition Launches International Marketing Campaign for New All Natural Analgesic: BLUE LIGHTNING(TM) Fast Pain Relief
11. International Diabetes Experts Call for Stepped-Up Action and Shared Responsibility to Curb Rising Global Diabetes Epidemic and Impact
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Copper is an essential micronutrient that all ... copper is also toxic to cells. With a $1.3 million award from the ... a systematic study of copper in the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 ... new market research report "Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market by Product ... (PCR, Gene Synthesis, Diagnostic, DNA, RNAi), End-User (Research, Pharmaceutical ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to reach ... in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.1% during the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 ... market research report released by Transparency Market Research, the ... at a CAGR of 17.5% during the period between ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, ... non-invasive prenatal testing market to reach a valuation of ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... In harsh industrial processes, the safety ... sensors can represent a weak spot where leaking process media is a possible ... housings , which are designed to tolerate extreme process conditions. They combine rugged ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015   MedNet Solutions ... the entire spectrum of clinical research, is pleased to ... High Tech Association (MHTA) as one of only three ... the "Software – Small and Growing" category. The Tekne Awards ... who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership. ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... health pioneer, Joseph C. Kvedar , MD, describes ... wellness, and the business opportunities that arise from it ... Healthy Things . Long before health and wellness ... vice president, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, was creating a ... the hospital or doctor,s office into the day-to-day lives ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... October 27, 2015 Munich, ... Gaze Mapping technology (ASGM) automatically maps data from mobile ... Glasses , so that they can be quantitatively ... Munich, Germany , October 28-29, 2015. ... data from mobile eye tracking videos created with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):