International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB:ISCO), www.internationalstemcell.com, announced today that the first new topical skin care products of its subsidiary, Lifeline Skin Care, are now available to the general public within the United States at http://www.lifelineskincare.com. Lifeline Skin Care's first two products consist of a Defensive Day Moisture Serum and Recovery Night Moisture Serum. Previously, these breakthrough serums, containing extracts from "parthenogenetic" stem cells, were available only to individuals and organizations formerly identified and selected for their interest in innovative approaches to skin care.
According to Lifeline Skin Care CEO, Dr. Ruslan Semechkin, "Because the quality products Lifeline Skin Care offers are experiencing strong demand and the human stem cell extracts require innovative manufacturing processes, we chose to develop our sales channels gradually and incrementally. We are very pleased with the customer feedback from our first limited launch and are delighted to now be able to expand production and make the products available to the general public within the US."
Purchases that could previously be made only by phone, can now be made directly through the company's website,www.lifelineskincare.com. "Enabling electronic order processing though our website provides the benefit of both lowering our transaction costs and increasing our scalability, while simultaneously simplifying the ordering process for our customers," said ISCO VP, Dr. Simon Craw.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL CORPORATION (ISCO.OB)
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, anti-aging
International Stem Cell Corporation
Kenneth C. Aldrich, Chairman
Lifeline Skin Care, Inc.
Ruslan Semechkin, PhD, President & CEO Vice President, ISCO
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