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The stock is up 18% after positive trial results.

Shares of



soared Monday after the biopharmaceutical company announced positive trial results on an experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug.

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Recently, the stock was up $1.30, or 18.4%, to $8.35.

The trial compared a treatment dubbed CRx-102, plus a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, with the disease-modifying drug and a placebo. Patients getting CRx-102 had statistically significant improvements in their disease after 42 days of treatment.

CRx-102 is combination of the cardiovascular drug dipyridamole and a low dose of the steroid prednisolone.