2 Trending Healthcare Stocks: Cerus Corporation (CERS), Agilent Technologies Inc (A)

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Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS):

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) surged 1.18% Friday and closed at $6.00. The company’s market capitalization is at $603.20 Million with an average trading volume of 1.36 Million. The total number of Outstanding Shares Held by the company are 99.36 Million.

Recent Press Release:

Cerus Corporation (CERS) on March 16, 2016 declared U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the INTERCEPT Blood System for treatment of platelets suspended in 100% plasma. This extended label claim further enhances compatibility with commonly used platelet collection methods.

The INTERCEPT Blood System was at first approved by the FDA in December 2014 for treatment of platelets collected in a commercially available platelet additive solution, InterSol. Use of InterSol is already widespread in Europe; in the U.S., platelet additive solutions have been approved more recently and are still being introduced into blood center and hospital operations.

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A):

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) closed at $40.31 Friday by showing a increase of 1.45%. The total number of outstanding shares held by the company are 328.00 Million with the total market capitalization of $13.36 billion. The number of shares traded on the last trading session are 2.86 Million.

Recent Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Inc (A) on March 17, 2016 declared it has been recognized with the 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Customer Service from SelectScience, an independent, expert-led scientific review.

This is the second year in a row that SelectScience reviewers, which include scientists around the world, judged Agilent’s customer service to be the best in the laboratory products industry.

Winners were declared last week at Pittcon 2016, the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science, in Atlanta.

SelectScience, an independent, expert-led scientific review resource for the worldwide scientific community, began the Scientists’ Choice Awards in 2007 to facilitate scientists to voice their opinions on the best laboratory products. Once a year, SelectScience invites members to nominate their favorite products of the year in each category.