Shoshanna Shendelman, Applied Therapeutics CEO (Applied Therapeutics)

A lit­tle biotech slaps back at a 'crim­i­nal' short at­tack, vow­ing to pur­sue a pros­e­cu­tion of their case

As short at­tacks go, Biotech Re­search Part­ners’ as­sault on Ap­plied Ther­a­peu­tics’ “cher­ry picked” da­ta and a va­ri­ety of so-called red flags didn’t cause a whole lot of dam­age. Ahead of the Ju­ly 4 hol­i­day, its shares $APLT were dinged and showed signs of quick re­cov­ery.

But that didn’t stop an in­cen­di­ary re­sponse, as the biotech swung in­to ac­tion bright and ear­ly Mon­day morn­ing.

Ap­plied Ther­a­peu­tics ac­cused the au­thors of the short re­port of ma­nip­u­lat­ing graphs and fig­ures, mis­rep­re­sent­ing da­ta and in­clud­ed fac­tu­al mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tions — all of which added up, in their view, to fraud.

Endpoints News

Unlock this article instantly by becoming a free subscriber.

You’ll get access to free articles each month, plus you can customize what newsletters get delivered to your inbox each week, including breaking news.