Geron (GERN) Rockets 50% After Stem Cell Trial Cleared By FDA

January 23, 2009 11:12 AM EST
Geron Corporation (Nasdaq: GERN) is continuing to rocket higher following news this morning that the FDA has granted clearance of the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the clinical trial of GRNOPC1 in patients with acute spinal cord injury. Geron said this is the world's first human clinical trial of embryonic stem cell-based therapy. The stock is now up 50%.

Geron competitors are also higher on the news: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTM) is up 30% and StemCells Inc. (Nasdaq: STEM) is up 30%.

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