Mustang Bio Selected as a Bronze Winner in Eighteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards
WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”) (NASDAQ: MBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on translating today’s medical breakthroughs in cell and gene therapies into potential cures for hematologic cancers, solid tumors and rare genetic diseases, today announced the company was selected as the Bronze winner for the Central region in the Eighteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards presented by MassEcon. The awards honor companies across all business sectors throughout the Commonwealth that have made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy. Winners were selected based on job growth, facility expansion, investment, community involvement and equity, diversity & inclusion practices.
Mustang was selected based on its ongoing growth of employment opportunities, adding 56 new jobs since January 2020, and the diversity of its team, which is 53% women and 26% minority. The company invested $2.5 million to build a 6,000 square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility where it develops and commercializes cell and gene therapies on a broad scale and anticipates growing into a larger facility over the next five to 10 years. Seventy percent of Mustang Bio’s employees are engaged in the manufacturing process.
Manuel Litchman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Mustang, said, “We are honored to be recognized by MassEcon with this award which validates our ongoing work to advance gene and CAR T cell therapies and continue to create career opportunities in Massachusetts. We appreciate the ongoing encouragement and remain commited to Worcester, which provides a supportive environment for our work in life sciences.”
The award winners will be honored at Gillette Stadium on April 7, 2022.
About Mustang Bio
Mustang Bio, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on translating today’s medical breakthroughs in cell and gene therapies into potential cures for hematologic cancers, solid tumors and rare genetic diseases. Mustang aims to acquire rights to these technologies by licensing or otherwise acquiring an ownership interest, to fund research and development, and to outlicense or bring the technologies to market. Mustang has partnered with top medical institutions to advance the development of CAR T therapies across multiple cancers, as well as lentiviral gene therapies for severe combined immunodeficiency. Mustang is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Mustang was founded by Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIO). For more information, visit www.mustangbio.com.
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Released February 8, 2022