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Why Is Prometheus Biosciences (RXDX) Stock Up 175% Today?


  • Prometheus Biosciences (RXDX) stock is taking off on two positive Phase 2 clinical trials.
  • These results have the company looking toward Phase 3 trials in 2023.
  • Shares of RXDX stock are seeing heavy trading today.
colorful pills and vials sitting on a table representing RXDX stock

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Prometheus Biosciences (NASDAQ:RXDX) stock is rocketing higher on Wednesday after reporting results from its ARTEMIS-UC Phase 2 and APOLLO-CD Phase 2a studies of PRA023.

PRA023 is a treatment in development for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). The results from these studies showed it was effective as a treatment while also remaining safe to use.

When it comes to the Phase 2 ARTEMIS-UC clinical trial, PRA023 was successful in meeting all of its primary and measured secondary endpoints. That includes 26.5% of patients taking the drug seeing “clinical remission” as compared to the 1.5% on placebo.

As for the Phase 2a APOLLO-CD trial, 26% of patients saw “endoscopic response” compared to the historic 12% on placebo. Also, 49.1% reached clinical remission, as compared to the historic 16% placebo rate.

What’s Next for RXDX Stock?

Prometheus Biosciences may see future gains for RXDX stock as the company continues to develop PRA023 as a treatment for UC and CD. The company notes that it’s already working to start Phase 3 clinical trials of the drug in 2023.

With today’s news comes heavy trading of RXDX stock. As of this writing, more than 3 million shares have changed hands. That’s well above the daily average trading volume of about 597,000 shares.

RXDX stock is up 185.9% as of Wednesday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

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