Why Is Evelo Biosciences (EVLO) Stock Up 78% Today?


  • Evelo Biosciences (EVLO) stock is rising as it switches focus on Thursday.
  • The company will work on developing its extracellular vesicle (EV) platform.
  • This comes after a poor clinical trial in another field.
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Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ:EVLO) stock is on the rise Thursday after the company said it’s shifting focus toward extracellular vesicle (EV) development.

With this news, Evelo Biosciences will put a greater focus on EDP2939, which is its first EV treatment. EDP2939 is currently in a Phase 1/2 study in psoriasis. Early results have already shown the treatment is well tolerated.

Evelo Biosciences notes that it already has patients signed up for the second Phase of the clinical trial. This has it expecting data from that trail during the fourth quarter of 2023. If all goes well, that could lead to a Phase 3 trial sometime next year.

Why Is EVLO Switching Focus?

Evelo Biosciences is giving its attention to EDP2939 following results from a clinical trial testing EDP1815. This sought to determine the effectiveness of the treatment in atopic dermatitis. The clinical trial failed to meet its primary endpoint.

Simba Gill, Ph.D., CEO of Evelo Biosciences, said the following about the news:

“We are prioritizing investment in the EV platform and in EDP2939 clinical development and are reducing our workforce to save costs. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the patients and clinicians involved in our studies and to our team for advancing our programs.”

With this news comes heavy trading of EVLO stock as some 11 million shares change hands. That’s a massive surge compared to the company’s daily average trading volume of about 379,000 shares.

EVLO stock is up 78.2% as of Thursday morning.

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