SOURCE: eLocity Inc.

June 21, 2005 07:20 ET

Tuesday's June 21st Stock Trading Alert

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by eLocity Inc.

SARASOTA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- eLocity's stocks to watch for Tuesday are -- Xpention Genetics, Inc. (OTC BB: XPNG), ViroPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: VPHM), Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TKTX), Shire Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SHPGY).

Investors, have a look at Xpention Genetics, Inc. (OTC BB: XPNG), a biotechnology company that was formed to develop both immunological and molecular tests for cancer detection in animals and humans, as well as therapeutic vaccines and other treatment methods for companion animal cancers. The company issued a press release Monday announcing that it has signed a contract to develop an immunological cancer test for use on canines with AMC Cancer Center in Denver, Colorado, a nonprofit research institute dedicated to the prevention and control of cancer and other chronic diseases.

The cancer test will use Xpention's licensed p65 technology from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the company said. P65 is a promising genetic marker for the early detection of malignant tumor formation and a useful tool for monitoring therapy and remission, Xpention Genetics said, and added that levels of p65 also appear to have a direct correlation to tumor mass and size.

Xpention Genetics CEO, David Kittrell, commented that the collaboration with AMC Cancer Research Center is the first step in the development of a commercially viable cancer detection test for canines, and that he believes, "this immunological test for cancer in canines using the p65 marker will afford pet owners the opportunity to detect cancer in their companions much earlier, thus leading to more effective and potentially life saving treatments"

Shares of Xpention Genetics, Inc. (OTC BB: XPNG) are currently trading at around 89 cents a share.

Other stocks to watch:

ViroPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: VPHM)

Pharmaceutical company ViroPharma Inc. announced Monday that it would put into effect its right to convert $18.75 million principal amount of its 6% Convertible Senior Secured Notes due October 2009 into 7,500,000 shares of common stock. The company also announced the purchase of an additional $12.2 million of its outstanding 6% Convertible Subordinated Notes due March 2007.

VPHM closed Monday's regular trading session at $7.00, up 40 cents.

Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TKTX), Shire Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SHPGY)

Transkaryotic Therapies announced positive top-line results Monday from its pivotal Phase III clinical trial evaluating its investigational human enzyme replacement therapy, iduronate-2-sulfatase (I2S), for the treatment of patients with Hunter syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder. The company said that in the trial, patients who received 0.5 mg/kg of I2S on a weekly basis showed a statistically significant improvement in the primary efficacy endpoint compared to patients receiving placebo. Later this year, Shire Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SHPGY) is slated to acquire Transkaryotic Therapies.

TKTX closed Monday's regular trading session at $36.60. SHPGY finished the session at $34.57.

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