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Nasdaq Welcomes Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLCM), a biopharmaceutical company, commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on December 18, 2014.

Bellicum is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel cellular immunotherapies for various forms of cancer, including hematological cancers and solid tumors, as well as orphan inherited blood disorders. The Company is using its technology platform to engineer and control components of the immune system in real time.

"Bellicum exemplifies the innovative nature of Nasdaq-listed companies and we congratulate them on a successful initial public offering," said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listing Services, Nasdaq.

By listing with Nasdaq, Bellicum joins many of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. Nasdaq has been the exchange of choice to 93 percent of healthcare companies listed in the U.S. markets.

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