bluebird bio and apceth Biopharma Establish Commercial Drug Product Manufacturing Agreement

bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE), a clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and T cell-based immunotherapies for cancer and apceth Biopharma GmbH (www.apceth.com), the global innovator and leader in the development of engineered mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapeutics and a successful and established contract development and manufacturing organization in the field of cell and gene therapy, announced today that they have entered into a strategic manufacturing agreement providing for the future European commercial production of bluebird bio’s Lenti-D™ product candidate for cerebral adrenoleukodystropy and its LentiGlobin™ product candidate for transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia.

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