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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 9, 2022
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bluebird bio, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Delaware
001-35966
13-3680878
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
455 Grand Union Boulevard,
Somerville, MA
02145
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(339) 499-9300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share BLUE The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 




Item 8.01    Other Events.

On June 9, 2022, bluebird bio, Inc. (“bluebird” or the “Company”) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee (CTGTAC) has recommended approval of elivaldogene autotemcel (eli-cel) for the treatment of early active cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy in patients less than 18 years of age who do not have an available and willing human leukocyte antigen-matched sibling hematopoietic stem cell donor. On the question: “Do the benefits of eli-cel outweigh the risks, for the treatment of any sub-population of children with early active cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy,” the CTGTAC voted 15 (yes) to 0 (no). The CTGTAC’s recommendation is based on the Biologics License Application for eli-cel currently under priority review by the FDA with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act goal date set for September 16, 2022.






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 9, 2022 bluebird bio, Inc.
By: /s/ Jason F. Cole
Name: Jason F. Cole
Title:
Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer


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