SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tocagen Inc. (Nasdaq :TOCA ), a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company, today announced it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index® (Nasdaq :NBI ), which will become effective prior to the open of U.S. markets on Monday, December 18, 2017.
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Tocagen is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company developing first-in-class, broadly applicable product candidates designed to activate a patient's immune system against their own cancer. Tocagen is developing its lead investigational product candidate, Toca 511 & Toca FC, initially for the treatment of recurrent high-grade glioma (HGG), a disease with significant unmet medical need. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Toca 511 & Toca FC Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the treatment of recurrent HGG and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Toca 511 PRIME (PRIority MEdicines) designation for the treatment of HGG.
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