Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (ASTM) Submits Special Protocol Assessment to FDA for Its Phase 3 CLI Program  
10/20/2010 11:38:34 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), a leading developer of expanded autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of severe cardiovascular diseases, today announced that it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a special protocol assessment (SPA) describing the company's proposed Phase 3 clinical development program in critical limb ischemia (CLI). If the FDA concurs with the protocols outlined in the SPA, Aastrom expects to initiate the Phase 3 program in early 2011.