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November 16, 2017
Asterias Biotherapeutics to Present at Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on November 28, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that Michael Mulroy, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Asterias’ presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

A live webcast of the presentation will be accessible at http://asteriasbiotherapeutics.com/inv_events_presentations.php. An archived presentation will be available for 90 days after the event.

About Asterias Biotherapeutics

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine. The company's proprietary cell therapy programs are based on its pluripotent stem cell and immunotherapy platform technologies. Asterias is presently focused on advancing three clinical-stage programs which have the potential to address areas of very high unmet medical need in the fields of neurology and oncology. AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) is currently in a Phase 1/2a dose escalation clinical trial in spinal cord injury. AST-VAC1 (antigen-presenting autologous dendritic cells) is undergoing continuing development by Asterias based on promising efficacy and safety data from a Phase 2 study in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), with current efforts focused on streamlining and modernizing the manufacturing process. AST-VAC2 (antigen-presenting allogeneic dendritic cells) represents a second generation, allogeneic cancer immunotherapy. The company's research partner, Cancer Research UK, plans to begin a first-in-human (FIH) clinical trial of AST-VAC2 in non-small cell lung cancer. Additional information about Asterias can be found at www.asteriasbiotherapeutics.com.

Contacts:
Investor Relations
(510) 456-3892
InvestorRelations@asteriasbio.com
or
EVC Group, Inc.
Michael Polyviou/Greg Gin
(646) 445-4800
mpolyviou@evcgroup.com

Asterias Biotherapeutics

Asterias Biotherapeutics Tel: (510) 456-3800