Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Blue, and Luna Innovations and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

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Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Blue, and Luna Innovations and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

NEW YORK, April 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, reminds investors that class actions have been commenced on behalf of stockholders of Bluebird bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), and Luna Innovations , Inc. (NASDAQ: NASDAQ: LUNA ). Stockholders have until the deadlines below to petition the court to serve as lead plaintiff. Additional information about each case can be found at the link provided.

Bluebird bio Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE)

Class Period: April 24, 2023 - December 8, 2023

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 27, 2024

Blue is a biotechnology company that researches, develops, and commercializes gene therapies for severe genetic diseases. Its product candidates for severe genetic diseases include ZYNTEGLO (betibeglogene autotemcel) for the treatment of transfusion-dependent ßthalassemia; LYFGENIA (lovotibeglogene autotemcel) for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD); and SKYSONA (elivaldogene autotemcel) to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy.  

On April 24, 2023, Defendants announced submission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lovotibeglogene autotemcel (lovo-cel) gene therapy in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) ages 12 and older who have a history of vaso-occlusive events (VOEs). The BLA also included a request for priority review, which, if granted, would shorten the FDA's review of the application to six months from the time of filing, versus a standard review timeline of 10 months.

According to the complaint, the Company's announcement provided investors with false and misleading information in order to bolster investor expectations and share prices. Specifically, Defendants created the false impression that: (i) they could obtain FDA approval for lovo-cel without any box warnings for haematological malignancies; (ii) they would be granted a priority review voucher by the FDA and in turn sell it in order to strengthen their financial position for the lovo-cel launch; (iii) as a result, the Company had significantly overstated Lyfgenia's clinical and/or commercial prospects; and (iv) therefore, the Company's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. This caused Plaintiff and other shareholders to purchase Blue's securities at artificially inflated prices.  

On December 8, 2023, Blue issued a press release announcing that it received approval from the FDA for its ex-vivo gene therapy drug Lyfgenia for sickle cell disease. Along with the approval came a black box warning for haematological malignancies with a requirement to monitor patients for cancer through complete blood counts at least every six months for at least 15 years, plus viral vector integration site analysis at month 6, 12 and as warranted. Further, the Company's anticipated priority review voucher was denied by the FDA.

On this news, the price of Blue's common stock declined from a closing market price of $4.81 per share on December 7, 2023, to $2.86 per share on December 8, 2023.

For more information on the Blue class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/BLUE

Luna Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: LUNA)

Class Period: August 11, 2023 - March 25, 2024

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 31, 2024

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Luna Innovations' financial statements from August 10, 2023 to the present included false figures as a result of improper revenue recognition; (2) as a result, Luna Innovations would need to restate its previously filed financial statements from August 10, 2023 to November 14, 2023; (3) Luna Innovations lacked adequate internal controls; and (4) as a result, defendants' statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all times.  

For more information on the Luna Innovations class action go to: https://bespc.com/cases/LUNA

About Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.:

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in New York, California, and South Carolina. The firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivative, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country. For more information about the firm, please visit www.bespc.com. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Contact Information:

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.
Brandon Walker, Esq.
Marion Passmore, Esq.
(212) 355-4648
investigations@bespc.com
www.bespc.com


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