Tuesday, October 26, 2010

International Stem Cell Corporation Announces Completion of Its First Manufacturing Run of Lifeline Skin Care's Stem Cell-Based Skin Rejuvenation...

International Stem Cell Corporation Announces Completion of Its First Manufacturing Run of Lifeline Skin Care's Stem Cell-Based Skin Rejuvenation Products

International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB:ISCO), www.internationalstemcell.com, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lifeline Skin Care, Inc., in partnership with an experienced OTC drug licensed manufacturer of cosmetic products, successfully manufactured its first scaled-up lots of stem cell-based skin creams, confirming that these unique products can be made in larger batch quantities and continue to meet Lifeline's high quality standards. This marks an important milestone in proving that two new technologies, the derivation of human parthenogenetic stem cells, and the packaging and delivery of critical anti-aging ingredients, including those derived from stem cells, can be scaled-up into a level of production suitable to meet commercial levels of demand.

Lifeline Skin Care's product development scientists have combined human parthenogenetic stem cell technology with the latest discoveries in skin rejuvenation to create its unique day and night skin care creams. ISCO's scientists were the first to intentionally create human parthenogenetic stem cells from unfertilized human eggs, thus avoiding the ethical concerns of harming a viable human embryo. ISCO's therapeutic research team discovered that such cells had qualities that made them suitable for skin care products, thus leading to the formation of ISCO's wholly-owned subsidiary, Lifeline Skin Care. Valuable assistance from ISCO's other wholly-owned subsidiary, Lifeline Cell Technology, allowed the rapid transition and scale-up of a research-based discovery into a quality-controlled commercial product. Lifeline Cell Technology is staffed with experts in the manufacture and quality control of cell based products.

According to Dr. Ruslan Semechkin, CEO of Lifeline Skin Care, "Although it will be necessary to continue to develop new technologies to further scale-up the production of our new skin care products, this first successful manufacturing run proves that the team of ISCO's therapeutic research scientists, in combination with Lifeline Skin Care's product development expertise and Lifeline Cell Technology's manufacturing and quality control expertise, has the ability to quickly develop and commercialize new products using stem cell technologies."


International Stem Cell Corporation is a California-based biotechnology company focused on therapeutic and research products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). These proprietary cells avoid ethical issues associated with use or destruction of viable human embryos and, unlike most other major stem cell types, can be immune matched and be a source of therapeutic cells with minimal rejection after transplantation into hundreds of millions of individuals of differing racial groups. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary, Lifeline Cell Technology, and is developing a line of cosmeceutical products via its subsidiary, Lifeline Skin Care. ISCO is advancing novel human stem cell-based therapies where cells have been proven to be efficacious but traditional small molecule and protein therapeutics have not. More information is available on ISCO's website, www.internationalstemcell.com.

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Key Words: Stem cells, parthenogenesis, biotechnology, skin care

International Stem Cell Corporation
Kenneth C. Aldrich, Chairman
Lifeline Skin Care, Inc.
Ruslan Semechkin, Ph.D., President & CEO
Vice President, International Stem Cell Corporation

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