MENLO PARK, Calif., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, today announced that Pedro Lichtinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Asterias, will present at the Regen Med Investor Day 2015 Conference at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on March 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM ET/2:05 PM PT.
A live webcast and subsequent archived replay of the presentation will be accessible at http://asteriasbiotherapeutics.com/events-presentations/. The replay will be available for approximately 90 days after the event.
To schedule a meeting with Asterias Biotherapeutics at this conference, contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@asteriasbio.com.
Organized by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) in partnership with leading financial firms Maxim Group and Piper Jaffray, this one-day investor conference focuses exclusively on the regenerative medicine and advanced therapies sector. The event includes clinical and commercial experts who will be on-hand to address specific questions regarding the outlook for the industry, as well as offer insight into how regenerative medicine products could impact the standard of care in key therapeutic areas. The program will include talks by key opinion leaders in the industry, life science investment experts and analysts as well as presentations by more than 30 leading companies from across the globe.
About Asterias Biotherapeutics
Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST) is a leading biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. The Company's core technologies center on pluripotent stem cells, which are characterized by the ability to become all cell types in the human body. Asterias is focused on developing therapies based on pluripotent stem cells to treat diseases or serious injuries in several medical areas where there is high unmet medical need and without adequate available therapies. Asterias' two therapeutic programs, AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) for spinal cord injuries and AST-VAC2 (antigen-presenting allogeneic dendritic cells) for lung cancer, are based on the Company's proprietary technology platforms of Pluripotent Stem Cells and Allogeneic Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy, respectively. AST-OPC1 is currently in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial. Additional information about Asterias can be found at www.asteriasbiotherapeutics.com.
Statements pertaining to future financial and/or operating results, future growth in research, technology, clinical development, and potential opportunities for Asterias, along with other statements about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management constitute forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not historical fact (including, but not limited to statements that contain words such as "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates") should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks inherent in the development and/or commercialization of potential products, uncertainty in the results of clinical trials or regulatory approvals, need and ability to obtain future capital, and maintenance of intellectual property rights. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements and as such should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the businesses of Asterias, particularly those mentioned in the cautionary statements found in Asterias' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Asterias disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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