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Tengion Appoints Diane Jorkasky, M.D., to its Board of Directors
Date:8/15/2011

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today announced that it has appointed Diane Jorkasky, M.D., who recently joined Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer, to its Board of Directors.

Tengion also announced today that Brenda Gavin, D.V.M., Managing Partner at Quaker BioVentures, is stepping down from the Tengion Board of Directors after five years of service. Quaker BioVentures was an early private venture capital investor in Tengion.

"We are pleased to welcome Diane to the Board and look forward to tapping into her extensive clinical development experience as we move our product candidates forward," said David Scheer, Chairman of the Tengion Board of Directors. "We would also like to give our warmest thanks to Brenda for her invaluable counsel and support of Tengion."

Dr. Jorkasky is the enterprise-wide CMO of Endo Pharmaceuticals and a member of the senior R&D management team.  Her responsibilities include chairing Endo's Safety Review Board, managing external partnerships and strategy development in the medical area, and ensuring the safety and ethical conduct of the company's clinical trials.  Prior to joining Endo in 2011, she was Chief Development and Medical Officer at Aileron Therapeutics and previously held a variety of vice president level positions over nearly a decade with Pfizer Global R&D where she led global clinical research science and operational groups.

Dr. Jorkasky began her career at SmithKline Beecham, where she served as Vice President of Clinical Pharmacology for North America. She received her B.A. in Chemistry at the College of Wooster and her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and she is board-certified in nephrol
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