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Tengion Appoints Sunita B. Sheth, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Date:7/7/2010

agement team to advance the company's pipeline," stated Dr. Sheth. "Tengion's Organ Regeneration Platform™ provides a unique opportunity to bring novel therapies and clinical advances to patients in need."

Dr. Sheth earned her B.A. and M.D. degrees from Brown University and completed fellowships in Hematology/Oncology at Brown and Temple University. She maintains an adjunct professorship at Temple University Medical School.

Tengion's lead program, the Neo-Urinary Conduit™, is currently in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with bladder cancer. Tengion expects to report key data for its lead discovery program, the Neo-Kidney Augment™, later this year.

About Tengion

Tengion, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has pioneered the Organ Regeneration Platform that enables us to create proprietary product candidates that are intended to harness the intrinsic regenerative pathways of the body to produce a range of native-like organs and tissues. Our product candidates seek to eliminate the need to utilize other tissues of the body for a purpose to which they are poorly suited, procure donor organs or administer anti-rejection medications. Tengion commenced a Phase I clinical trial in March 2010 for its lead product candidate, the Neo-Urinary Conduit™, an autologous implant that is intended to catalyze regeneration of native-like bladder issue for bladder cancer patients requiring a urinary diversion following bladder removal. Tengion has also applied its technology in two Phase II clinical trials for Tengion's Neo-Bladder Augment™ for the treatment of neurogenic bladder. Tengion has worldwide rights to its product candidates.

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