Cytokinetics axes lead drug after it implodes in a PhIII muscle trial for ALS, shares crater
Cytokinetics $CYTK lead muscle drug has crashed in a Phase III study for ALS.
The biotech reported this morning that tirasemtiv, designed to amp up the muscles of sick patients, failed to hit the primary endpoint on what’s called slow vital capacity, which measures how much air can be exhaled. And now the therapy is being shelved as the biotech’s stock craters, plunging more than 30% Tuesday morning.
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