Tengion soars on raising $34M in support of organ regeneration platform
Tengion Inc. raises $33.6 million from a pair of investors supporting its Neo-Kidney Augment and Neo-Urinary Conduit clinical programs.
North Carolina regenerative medicine company Tengion  (NSDQ:TNGN ) raised $33.6 million in support of clinical studies of its leading programs, the Neo-Kidney Augment and Neo-Urinary Conduit programs. TNGN shares jumped 15.3% to 68¢ around 12:40 p.m. today, up from an opening price of 64¢.
Tengion touted a $15 million cash payment from Celgene Corp. in exchange for 1st negotiation rights for the Neo-Kidney program. The companies also entered into a collaboration agreement that grants Celgene an exclusive option to acquire assets that include technology related to Tengion's neo-esophageal implant.