SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celladon Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that FierceBiotech named Celladon as one of 2012's Fierce 15, designating it as one of the most promising private biotechnology companies in the industry. This is FierceBiotech's tenth annual Fierce 15 selection.
"You don't often find three Big Pharmas clustered together in a single venture round earmarked for a mid-stage heart-failure drug. But there they were – Pfizer, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson – all backing Celladon's big $53 million round earlier this year," says FierceBiotech Editor John Carroll. "And once you check out the positive mid-stage efficacy data for Celladon's innovative new gene therapy MYDICAR – now being tested in an expanded Phase IIb confirmatory study – you can see for yourself why they'd want a front-row seat. We'll be watching as well."
"We are proud to join this prestigious group of innovative companies and for our team's recognition as a Fierce 15 Company. There is a tremendous need for novel treatment options for patients with advanced heart failure. The Celladon team is working passionately to provide patients with this debilitating condition with a new therapeutic alternative," said Krisztina Zsebo Ph.D., President and CEO of Celladon Corporation. "Together with our investors, we are also grateful to the clinical investigators and patients who participate in novel trials and thereby make advances in medicine possible."
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