LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, representing investors of Geron Corporation (“Geron” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:GERN), has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of a class (the “Class”) comprising all purchasers of Geron securities between June 16, 2013 and March 11, 2014, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
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Geron is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class therapies for cancer. The Company’s sole product candidate, imetelstat, is designed to inhibit cancer cell replication in hematologic myeloid malignancies such as myelofibrosis or acute myelogenous leukemia. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period defendants misrepresented or failed to disclose that: (1) persistent low-grade liver function test (LFT) abnormalities had been observed in the Phase 2 study of imetelstat in essential thrombocythemia (ET) or polycythemia vera (PV) patients; (2) there was a potential risk of chronic liver injury following long-term exposure to imetelstat; and (3), as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ positive statements about the Company and the prospects for imetelstat lacked any reasonable basis and/or were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On March 12, 2014, Geron disclosed that it had received verbal notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that Geron’s Investigational New Drug application for imetelstat has been placed on full clinical hold – an order to a trial sponsor to suspend an ongoing clinical trial or delay a proposed trial – affecting all ongoing company-sponsored clinical trials, and that the FDA expressed concern about whether the LFT abnormalities were reversible. As a result, Geron informed investors that the clinical hold would affect the remaining eight patients in the Company’s Phase 2 study in ET/PV and the remaining two patients in the company’s Phase 2 study in multiple myeloma. Also, the Company indicated that a planned Phase 2 clinical trial in myelofibrosis would likely be delayed due to the clinical hold.
If you are a member of the Class described above, you may move the Court no later than 60 days from the date of this Notice, to serve as lead plaintiff, if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Michael Goldberg, Esquire, of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067, Toll Free at (888) 773-9224, or contact Gregory Linkh, Esquire, of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP at 122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 2920, New York, New York 10168, at (212) 682-5340, by e-mail to email@example.com, or visit our website at http://www.glancylaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number and number of shares purchased.
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