Arena takes a big step down the comeback trail with PhII success, shares rocket up
A year after new Arena $ARNA CEO Amit Munshi began a painful makeover involving deep staff cuts and a deal to eventually offload its rights to a disappointing weight drug, the company is making the case that it’s on track with a new drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
After the market closed on Monday, Arena said its PAH drug ralinepag scored on a key endpoint in a Phase II study of the disease, sending its shares rocketing up more than 40%. Comparing the drug against a placebo, investigators reported a success on pulmonary vascular resistance. Their conclusion:
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