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bluebird bio (NASDAQ: BLUE) shares gained 91.64% to $50.00 in pre-market trading following the presentation of positive data on LentiGlobin BB305 at the European Hematology Association (EHA).

Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) jumped 34.68% to $97.00 in pre-market trading after Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) announced its plans to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) shares jumped 22.84% to $11.40 in pre-market trading after SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) announced its plans to buy Fusion-io for $11.25 per share in cash.

Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) shares jumped 22.22% to $3.74 after the company reported the US FDA premarket clearance to market two tests.

Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) soared 12.23% to $52.95 in the pre-market trading following the announcement of acquisition of Global Infrastructure Partners' GP and LP interests in Access Midstream Partners for $5.995 billion.

TW Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) climbed 11.45% to $40.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $40.86 per share.

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