AveXis shares spike on more positive data for SMA gene therapy; Biogen stock tanks on fresh skepticism
→ AveXis $AVXS says that 12 of the 12 infants suffering from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who were treated with AVXS-101 reached 13.6 months of age event free. And 9 of 9 reached 20 months event free. The company says that only about one in four infants reaches 13.6 months without an event. The biotech is pushing ahead with a small pivotal trial of a gene therapy that is attracting a growing amount of attention. Their stock spiked 15% on the data.
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