Annual Changes to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the results of the annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq:NBI), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 19, 2016.

The following 21 securities will be added to the Index:

NasdaqAIMTAimmune Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqARLZAralez Pharmaceuticals Inc.
NasdaqAVXSAveXis, Inc.
NasdaqBGNEBeiGene, Ltd.
NasdaqBOLDAudentes Therapeutics
NasdaqCLCDCoLucid Pharmaceuticals
NasdaqCLSDClearside Biomedical, Inc.
NasdaqCYTKCytokinetics, Incorporated
NasdaqEDITEditas Medicine, Inc.
NasdaqGBTGlobal Blood Therapeutics
NasdaqITCIIntra-Cellular Therapies
NasdaqLOXOLoxo Oncology, Inc.
NasdaqMNOVMedicinova Inc
NasdaqNERVMinerva Neurosciences
NasdaqNHNantHealth, Inc.
NasdaqNTLAIntellia Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqNVCRNovoCure Limited
NasdaqONVOOrganovo Holdings Inc
NasdaqOPKOPKO Health, Inc.
NasdaqPRTKParatek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Index is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® (NASDAQ®) that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB).

As a result of the re-ranking, the following 37 securities will be removed from the Index:

NasdaqADHDAlcobra Ltd.
NasdaqADVMAdverum Biotechnologies, Inc.
NasdaqAFMDAffimed N.V.
NasdaqAGTCApplied Genetic Technologies Corporation
NasdaqANTHAnthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqCARACara Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqCASCCascadian Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqCHMAChiasma, Inc.
NasdaqCMRXChimerix, Inc.
NasdaqCNCEConcert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqCXRXConcordia International Corp.
NasdaqDNAIProNAi Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqDRNADicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqDRRXDURECT Corporation
NasdaqECYTEndocyte, Inc.
NasdaqEGLTEgalet Corporation
NasdaqFLKSFlex Pharma, Inc.
NasdaqIMDZImmune Design Corp.
NasdaqIMGNImmunoGen, Inc.
NasdaqINFIInfinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqITEKInotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation
NasdaqKMPHKemPharm, Inc.
NasdaqLIFEaTyr Pharma, Inc.
NasdaqMNKDMannKind Corporation
NasdaqNDRMNeuroDerm Ltd.
NasdaqNEOSNeos Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqOCULOcular Therapeutix, Inc.
NasdaqOREXOrexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqOSIROsiris Therapeutics, Inc.
NasdaqOVASOvaScience Inc.
NasdaqQUREuniQure N.V.
NasdaqRGLSRegulus Therapeutics Inc.
NasdaqSCLNSciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqTKAITokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqTTPHTetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NasdaqVTLVital Therapies, Inc.
NasdaqZFGNZafgen, Inc.

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