Bryan Stuart (Fulcrum)

Aim­ing to brush last year's flop aside, Ful­crum sees shares sky­rock­et on ear­ly look at sick­le cell pro­gram

Ful­crum Ther­a­peu­tics $FULC is look­ing to re­bound af­ter the Phase II flop of an old Glax­o­SmithK­line drug slashed their mar­ket val­ue in half last Au­gust. And if Tues­day’s stock move­ment is any in­di­ca­tion, in­vestors like what they see.

At an in­ter­im analy­sis of a Phase I study, Ful­crum re­port­ed that their pro­gram de­signed to treat in­her­it­ed blood dis­or­ders hit a sta­tis­ti­cal­ly sig­nif­i­cant rate in two key mea­sure­ments, the com­pa­ny an­nounced Tues­day morn­ing. The re­sults sent Ful­crum shares sky­rock­et­ing more than 125%, send­ing the stock price back above what it had been be­fore last year’s whiff.

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