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Vericel Moving Up Following Submission Of Biologics Licence Application To The FDA

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Shares of Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL), a developer of cellular therapies for use in the treatment of patients with diseases and conditions, were trading higher by nearly 4 percent on Tuesday morning.

The move higher in Vericel's stock follows the company's announcement on Monday that it has submitted a Biologics Licence Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for MACI, the company's investigational autologous cellular product intended for the treatment of symptomatic cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients.

"The BLA submission for MACI represents an important step toward our goal of providing a new treatment option for the repair of symptomatic cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients," said David Recker, MD, chief medical officer of Vericel. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with the FDA during the BLA filing and review process for MACI in the United States."

The stock traded recently at $2.60, up 2.7 percent.

Posted-In: Biologics License Application BLA Cellular Therapies MACI VericelNews FDA Movers

 

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