*U.S launch could be in 2017, peak U.S. sales of $1.2 bln. May 27- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's oral drug to prevent a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormal swelling was effective in reducing attacks, sending the drugmaker's shares up as much as 22 percent.
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Dyax said its product candidate for hereditary angioedema, a genetic disease, met its main goal in a late-stage trial, sending the biopharmaceutical company's shares up more than 40% in after-hours trading.