InvestorNewsBreaks – Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN) Announces Strategic Board Appointment of Gene Therapy Pioneer Roger Hajjar, MD

July 8, 2024 12:45:00

Longeveron (NASDAQ: LGVN), a clinical stage regenerative medicine biotechnology company developing cellular therapies for life-threatening and chronic aging-related conditions, has appointed Roger Hajjar, MD, director of the Gene and Cell Therapy Institute at Mass General Brigham, to its board of directors. An internationally recognized scientist, Dr. Hajjar’s cardiac gene therapy discoveries have spurred clinical trials for heart failure, and his methodologies for cardiac-directed gene transfer are currently utilized by investigators around the world. “I am delighted to welcome Roger, and his tremendous experience as a scientist, academic and operational executive, to the board of directors,” said Joshua Hare, co-founder, chief science officer and chairman of the board at Longeveron. “His thought leadership in gene and cell therapy will bring significant value to Longeveron as we continue to advance Lomecel-B(TM), our proprietary, scalable, allogeneic cellular therapy being evaluated in multiple indications. I look forward to collaborating with him to advance these important therapeutic development programs.”

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About Longeveron Inc.

Longeveron is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing regenerative medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company’s lead investigational product is Lomecel-B(TM), an allogeneic medicinal signaling cell (“MSC”) therapy product isolated from the bone marrow of young, healthy adult donors. Lomecel-B has multiple potential mechanisms of action encompassing pro-vascular, pro-regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and tissue repair and healing effects with broad potential applications across a spectrum of disease areas. Longeveron is currently pursuing three pipeline indications: hypoplastic left heart syndrome (“HLHS”), Alzheimer’s disease, and Aging-related Frailty. The Lomecel-B HLHS program has received three distinct and important FDA designations: Orphan Drug, Fast Track and Rare Pediatric Disease designations. For more information about the company, visit

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