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ESI BIO - A Division of BioTime, Inc. Announces New UK Distribution Agreement with 2BScientific

ALAMEDA, Calif., January 27, 2015 – ESI BIO, the stem cell products division of BioTime, Inc., announces that its cGMP and research grade stem cell lines, reagents and cell matrix products are now available in the UK and Ireland through 2BScientific Ltd.

ESI BIO’s (esibio.com) research products are used by stem cell researchers around the world and include clinical and research grade human embryonic stem cells from ES Cell International (ESI) and HyStem® hyaluronan-based hydrogel extracellular matrices. ESI BIO also provides unique PureStem® Embryonic Progenitors, antibodies and small molecules for stem cell differentiation and reprogramming.

Jeffrey Janus, CEO at ESI BIO commented, "We are pleased to hear that 2BScientific would like to be our distributor in the UK market and we expect that we can build a strong partnership in the future." James Bernard, CEO of 2BScientific added, "2BScientific is excited to have signed a distribution agreement with ESI BIO to sell all of their stem cell products and services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We are excited to offer their cell lines and supporting products for stem cell researchers."

About ESI BIO

ESI BIO - A Division of BioTime, Inc., markets and distributes stem cell related research products provided by BioTime and its subsidiary companies. Many of these products can be provided as a research grade or clinical grade, including ES Cell International’s human embryonic stem cell lines and HyStem® hyaluronan-based hydrogels produced under conditions designed to be compliant with principles of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), making them suitable for use in clinical research and regenerative medicine. ESI BIO's portfolio includes PureStem® human embryonic progenitors, antibodies, and small molecules for stem cell differentiation and reprogramming. ESI BIO's mission is to develop innovative research products that help translate scientific discoveries to the clinic. ESI BIO facilities are located in La Jolla and Alameda, California. Learn more at www.esibio.com

About 2B Scientific

2B Scientific is a specialist distributor of immunological reagents to the UK life science market. 2B Scientific takes a novel approach to life science reagents distribution and provides a wide range of products including antibodies, PCR and flow cytometry reagents, apoptosis assays, proteins and life science consumables. Learn more at www.2BScientific.com

Media Contacts:

ESI BIO - A Division of BioTime, Inc.
Jeffrey Janus, CEO
T: 510-521-3390 x376
E: jjanus@biotimemail.com

2B Scientific Ltd
Farjad Ahmed, Chief Technical Officer
T: +44(0)1869 23877
E: FarjadA@2bscientific.com


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