EXTON, Pa., April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), an autologous cell and gene therapy company focused on developing transformational therapies for diseases affecting the skin, connective tissue and joints, will report financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 and recent operational highlights on Thursday, May 5, 2016, before the open of the U.S. financial markets. Fibrocell will also host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. EDT on the same day to discuss its financial results and operational highlights. A question-and-answer session will follow Fibrocell’s remarks.
To participate on the live call, please dial 888-576-4387 (domestic) or +1-719-325-2144 (international), and provide the conference code 8725246 five to ten minutes before the start of the call. The conference call will also be webcast live under the investor relations section of Fibrocell's website at www.fibrocell.com/investors/events and will be archived there for 30 days following the call. Please visit Fibrocell's website several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary.
Fibrocell is an autologous cell and gene therapy company translating personalized biologics into medical breakthroughs. Fibrocell’s most advanced product candidate, azficel-T, uses its proprietary autologous fibroblast technology and is in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of vocal cord scarring resulting in chronic or severe dysphonia. In collaboration with Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, Fibrocell is also developing gene therapies for diseases of the skin, connective tissue and joints using genetically-modified autologous fibroblasts. Fibrocell recently received allowance from the FDA to initiate a Phase I/II clinical trial of FCX-007 in adult subjects, and expects to initiate the Phase I portion of the trial in June 2016. FCX-007 is Fibrocell’s lead gene-therapy product candidate for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). Fibrocell is in pre-clinical development of FCX-013, its gene-therapy product candidate for the treatment of linear scleroderma. In addition, Fibrocell and Intrexon are in collaboration to develop a gene therapy for the treatment of arthritis. For more information, visit www.fibrocell.com or follow us on Twitter at @Fibrocell.
Source:Fibrocell Science, Inc.