Thursday, January 28, 2010

International Stem Cell Corporation Announces Shareholder Conference Call

ISCO Chairman Kenneth Aldrich to Discuss "State of the Company"

International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB:ISCO), a California-based biotechnology company creating human stem cell lines from unfertilized eggs, today announced that it is has scheduled a conference call for February 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. PST. ISCO Chairman Mr. Kenneth Aldrich will discuss both the present status of the company and its vision for the coming year. The dial-in number for participants is 1 (800) 774-6070 and the pass code ID is 8273 225#. An alternate dial-in number is 1 (630) 691-2753 and the pass code will be the same for both numbers. A replay of the call will be available via the Investor Relations link on the company's web site at:

International Stem Cell Corporation is a California-based biotechnology company focused on therapeutic and research products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of parthenogenetic human stem cells from unfertilized eggs (oocytes). Like embryonic stem cells (ESCs), hpSCs are pluripotent (i.e. have the capacity to become almost any cell type in the body), yet avoid ethical issues associated with use or destruction of viable human embryos. ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells with minimal immune rejection after transplantation into hundreds of millions of individuals of differing sexes, ages and racial groups. This offers the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™, while avoiding the ethical issue of using fertilized eggs. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology. More information is available at ISCO's website,

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Key Words: Stem Cells, Biotechnology, Parthenogenesis

International Stem Cell Corporation
Kenneth C. Aldrich, Chairman
International Stem Cell Corporation
Jeffrey Janus, Sr. VP, OperationsPresident & CEO, Lifeline Cell Technology

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