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Tengion issues updates on clinical trial following patient deaths

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 1:27pm
Mass Device

Tengion's clinical trial of its Neo-Urinary Conduit system will continue after 2 of the 6 enrolled patients died from causes unrelated to the trial.

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Tengion (NSDQ:TNGN) plans to complete enrollment its in Neo-Urinary Conduit clinical trial following the deaths of 2 of the 6 enrolled patients after deeming the deaths unrelated to the device or surgical procedure.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of these 2 patients," Tengion president & CEO John Miclot said in prepared remarks. "We are grateful for their trial participation, which provided key insights into the safety and potential effectiveness of the Neo-Urinary Conduit, including its patency and functionality, a successfully redefined surgical procedure, a robust post-operative recovery, and the resilience of this product candidate to aggressive chemotherapeutic regimens."

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