Why Is Insmed (INSM) Stock Up 134% Today?


  • Insmed (INSM) stock is up Tuesday alongside Phase 3 clinical trial results.
  • That includes brensocatib reaching its primary and secondary endpoints.
  • This has the company preparing an NDA for the FDA later this year.
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Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM) stock is rising higher on Tuesday after the company announced positive results from a Phase 3 clinical trial of brensocatib in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.

This saw brensocatib reach its primary endpoint of statistically significant reductions in the annualized rate of pulmonary exacerbations (PEs) versus placebo. In addition to that, the study also met several of its secondary endpoints.

James Chalmers, MBChB, Ph.D., Professor and Consultant Respiratory Physician at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK, said this about the study results:

“Today, there is no approved treatment for bronchiectasis and there remains an urgent need for a therapy that can reduce exacerbations. As a DPP1 inhibitor, brensocatib would be the first treatment in its class and could offer a completely new approach to managing this difficult-to-treat patient population, heralding a new era in clinical management of bronchiectasis.”

What This Means for INSM Stock

With this study data, Insmed is moving forward with plans for a New Drug Application (NDA) for brensocatib. It plans to submit this to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the first quarter of 2024.

That should see the drug’s commercial launch happen sometime in mid-2025. Following that, it will be released in Europe and Japan in 2026.

All of this is great news for INSM stock and brings with it heavy trading this morning. That has more than 4.1 million shares traded as of this writing. This is well above its daily average of about 1.8 million shares.

INSM stock is up 133.6% as of Tuesday morning.

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