June 19, 2018 / 2:48 PM / 6 months ago

Sarepta stock soars as early-stage gene therapy data shows promise

June 19 (Reuters) - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc reported promising results on Tuesday from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), driving the company’s shares up 60 percent.

Sarepta said data from the three-patient study showed an 87 percent mean reduction in serum creatine kinase levels, which is used as a preliminary diagnosis tool for DMD. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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