According to the law firm press release, Argos’ product candidate AGS-003 (rocapuldencel-T) is being evaluated in a pivotal ADAPT Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The complaint alleges that Argos issued materially false and/or misleading statements, causing the stock to trade at artificially inflated prices; following the release of adverse information, shares of Argos plummeted, damaging investors. In particular, the complaint alleges that Argos issued materially false and/or misleading information regarding the success and potential of its drug candidate AGS-003 (rocapuldencel-T).
On February 22, 2017, despite positive statements made by the Company, Argos then announced that the ADAPT study would be discontinued for futility. Following this news, shares of Argos fell approximately 66% to close at $1.48 per share on February 22, 2017.