Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ISCO Scientists to Present Results of Recent Stem Cell Research on Parkinson's Disease at Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology

International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO.OB), www.internationalstemcell.com, today announced that several of its senior scientists, led by Dr. Ruslan Semechkin Vice President Research and Development, will present the results of their most recent experiments on the therapeutic use of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) in Parkinson's disease at the 64th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Neurology in New Orleans (April 21 to 28 2012).
The data presented at the conference represents progress made in ISCO's Parkinson's disease program, the successful use of functional dopaminergic neurons and the results of pre-clinical studies in rodents.
About International Stem Cell Corporation
International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the 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 genders, ages and racial background. This offers the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology, and cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care. More information is available at www.internationalstemcell.com.
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International Stem Cell Corporation:
Ruslan Semechkin, PhD
Vice President Research and Development
Investor Relations:
MZ Group
Mark McPartland
Senior Vice President
Apr 23, 2012

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