Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., (NASDAQ: AUPH / TSX: AUP) announced today that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index® (Nasdaq:^NBI), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 18, 2017.
The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is designed to track the performance of a set of NASDAQ-listed securities that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is re-ranked annually. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is the basis for the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund (Nasdaq:IBB), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index. In addition, options based on the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund trade on various exchanges. For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/Index/Overview/NBI.
Additionally, Aurinia was recently added to the MSCI Global Small Cap Indexes, which went into effect at close of November 30, 2017. Canada added 17 securities and deleted 7 securities from MSCI Global Small Cap indexes.
Aurinia is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies to treat targeted patient populations that are suffering from serious diseases with a high unmet medical need. The company is currently developing voclosporin, an investigational drug, for the treatment of LN, FSGS, MCD and DES. The company is headquartered in Victoria, BC and focuses its development efforts globally. For further information, see our website at www.auriniapharma.com.
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