ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 27, 2018--
BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology
company focused on degenerative diseases, today announced that Russell
Skibsted, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the upcoming MicroCap
and Ladenburg Thalmann conferences.
The MicroCap Conference will take place on October 1, 2018 at the
Essex House in New York. The presentation will take place at 10:30am
The Ladenburg Thalmann 2018 Healthcare Conference will take place on
October 2, 2018 at the Sofitel Hotel in New York. The presentation
will take place at 11:00am ET.
Mr. Skibsted will be meeting with investors throughout the conferences.
One-on-one meetings with Mr. Skibsted may be scheduled through the
MicroCap or Ladenburg Thalmann 1x1 desks.
About BioTime, Inc.
BioTime is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on
degenerative diseases. Its clinical programs are based on two platform
technologies: cell replacement and cell/drug delivery. With its cell
replacement platform, BioTime is producing new cells and tissues with
its proprietary pluripotent cell technologies. These cells and tissues
are developed to replace those that are either rendered dysfunctional or
lost due to degenerative diseases or injuries. BioTime’s cell/drug
delivery programs are based upon its proprietary HyStem® cell
and drug delivery hydrogel matrix technology. HyStem® was
designed, in part, to provide for the transfer, retention and/or
engraftment of cellular replacement therapies. HyStem® is a
unique hydrogel that has been shown to support cellular attachment and
proliferation in vivo. Current research at leading medical institutions
has shown that HyStem® is compatible with a wide variety of
cells and tissue types including brain, bone, skin, cartilage, vascular
and heart tissues. Due to the unique cross-linking chemistry, HyStem® hydrogels
have the ability to mix cells, biologics and small molecule drugs and
can be injected or applied as a gel which allows the hydrogel to conform
to a cavity or space. This property of HyStem® hydrogels
offers several distinct advantages over other hydrogels, including the
possibility of combining bioactive materials with the hydrogel at the
point of use. BioTime is also developing HyStem® for
the delivery of therapeutic drugs and cells to localized areas of the
body, including for sustained drug release in the targeted anatomical
sites. BioTime’s lead cell delivery clinical program is Renevia®,
which consists of HyStem® combined with the patient’s
own adipose (fat) derived tissue or cells. Renevia® met its
primary endpoint in an EU pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of
facial lipoatrophy in HIV patients in 2017. BioTime has submitted Renevia® for
CE Mark approval in the EU. There were no device related serious adverse
events reported to date. BioTime’s lead cell replacement product
candidate is OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelium
transplant therapy, which is in a Phase I/IIa multicenter clinical trial
for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, the leading
cause of blindness in the developed world. There have been no unexpected
serious adverse events reported to date. BioTime also has significant
equity holdings in two publicly traded companies, Asterias
Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American: AST) and OncoCyte Corporation
(NYSE American: OCX), and a private company, AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
BioTime common stock is traded on the NYSE American and TASE under the
symbol BTX. For more information, please visit www.biotime.com or
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David Nakasone, 510-871-4188