De­spite protests, Mile­stone Phar­ma gets clob­bered by a PhI­II crash in the clin­ic

Mile­stone Phar­ma had all the ear­marks of a clas­sic biotech IPO sto­ry when it went pub­lic last year.

The lit­tle 12-year-old biotech had pos­i­tive mid-stage da­ta to tout to in­vestors that un­der­scored the po­ten­tial of a nasal spray treat­ment to halt parox­ys­mal supraven­tric­u­lar tachy­car­dia — or PSVT — events. A big syn­di­cate put up $80 mil­lion to help them lay a com­mer­cial foun­da­tion. And the stock peaked soon af­ter the com­pa­ny de­buted on Nas­daq as they raised an­oth­er $82 mil­lion.

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