Shares of Casi Pharmaceuticals Inc.
were up 10% in premarket trading on Friday after the company said China will allow a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a multiple myeloma drug developed by the privately held Cleave Therapeutics. The study is expected to start this year. Casi has a subsidiary in Beijing that supports its focus on acquiring and commercializing therapies for the Chinese market. The company’s stock is down 73.9% over the past 12 months, while the broader S&P 500
has declined 19.0%.