ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AgeX Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX) today announced that the company’s Chief Executive Officer Michael D. West, Ph.D. will participate at three upcoming conferences: the Mauldin Economics Strategic Investment Conference, March 6-9 in San Diego; Undoing Aging, March 15-17 in Berlin, Germany; and the 10th World Congress and Expo on Cell & Stem Cell Research, March 19-21 in New York City.
Further details follow:
Mauldin Economics Strategic Investment Conference
March 6-9 in San Diego, California
AgeX session: Wednesday, March 7, 1:50pm PST
Dr. West and AgeX’s VP of New Technology Discovery Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D. will participate on the Biotech panel, along with Eric Verdin, M.D., President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.
March 15-17 in Berlin, Germany
AgeX presentation: Friday, March 16 at 11:30am CET
Dr. West will discuss the prospect of using stem cell-derived cells for the treatment of age-related degenerative conditions.
The conference is being organized in part by Dr. de Grey in his capacity as Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, which is co-sponsoring the event.
World Congress and Expo on Cell & Stem Cell Research
March 19-21 in New York City
AgeX presentation: Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00am EDT
Dr. West will deliver a presentation titled, “Induced tissue regeneration (iTR): Leveraging the unique regenerative potential of pluripotent stem cell-derived therapeutics.”
A copy of Dr. West’s presentations will be available on the AgeX website.
About AgeX Therapeutics
AgeX Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX), is a biotechnology company applying technology relating to cellular immortality and regenerative biology to aging and age-related diseases. The company has three initial areas of product development: pluripotent stem cell-derived brown adipocytes (AGEX-BAT1); vascular progenitors (AGEX-VASC1); and induced Tissue Regeneration (iTR). Initial planned indications for these products are Type 2 diabetes, cardiac ischemia, and tissue regeneration respectively. For more information, please visit www.agexinc.com or connect with the company on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
BioTime is a late stage clinical biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases. Its clinical programs are based on two platform technologies: cell replacement and cell/drug delivery. With its cell replacement platform, BioTime is creating 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. BioTime’s cell/drug delivery programs are based upon its proprietary HyStem® cell and drug delivery matrix technology. HyStem® was designed to provide for the transfer, retention, engraftment and metabolic support of cellular replacement therapy. BioTime’s lead cell delivery clinical program, Renevia®, which consists of our proprietary HyStem® cell-transplantation delivery matrix combined with the patient's own adipose progenitor cells (Fat), met its primary endpoint in an EU pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy in HIV patients in 2017. Submission for approval of Renevia® in the EU is expected to be early 2018, with possible approval in 2018. There were no device related serious adverse events reported to date. Our lead cell replacement clinical program, OpRegen®, which is a retinal pigmented epithelium transplant therapy, is in a Phase I/IIa multicenter trial for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in developing countries. There were no related 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.
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