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Tengion Launches Second Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Regenerated Human Organ
Date:9/17/2007

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Tengion Technology Platform

Employing breakthroughs in regenerative medicine, Tengion seeks to augment or replace diseased or defective tissues or organs. The Company's patented technology platform utilizes regenerative medicine and tissue engineering approaches. Tengion is the first company to demonstrate an ability to identify and expand progenitor (healthy) cells across a variety of tissues and organs and to unlock these cells' potential to harness the body's regenerative powers. The progenitor cells, which come from the patient, while not yet fully differentiated, are biologically committed to becoming a certain cell type (like a bladder cell), and they retain their ability to regenerate.

About Spinal Cord Injury

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, approximately 250,000 - 400,000 individuals in the United States have spinal cord injuries. Every year, approximately 11,000 people sustain new spinal cord injuries -- equating to approximately 30 new injuries every day -- with most of these injuries occurring as a result of auto and sports accidents, falls, and industrial mishaps. An estimated 60 percent of these individuals are 30 years old or younger, and the majority of them are men.

About Tengion

Founded in 2003, Tengion is a leader in developing autologous neo-organs and tissues, such as bladders, that are derived from the patient's own (autologous) cells. Tengion's proprietary approach to regenerative medicine has the potential to enable people with organ and tissue failure to lead healthier lives without donor transplants or the side effects of current therapies. The products being developed by Tengion are solely focused on important unmet clinical needs where the company's technology can offer a unique and compelling medical advance. For more information, visit http://www.tengion.com.


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