April 21, 2017 / 1:50 PM / in 4 months

BUZZ-Aurinia Pharmaceuticals: Up on additional kidney drug data

** Canadian drugmaker's U.S.-listed shares up as much as 9.3 pct at $7.65 in early trading

** With more than 5.5 mln shares traded, it is the most actively traded stock on Nasdaq

** Company says its experimental drug, voclosporin, to treat lupus nephritis met all the goals in a mid-stage study at 48 weeks

** Voclosporin showed statistically significant improvement in speed and rates of partial and complete remission in its mid-stage study

** Lupus nephritis is a serious condition that involves kidney inflammation

** In partial remission, only some signs and symptoms of cancer wane, while in complete remission all signs of cancer disappear in response to treatment

** Up to Thursday's close, stock had risen 233.3 pct YTD

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