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Advanced Cell Technology Comments on Technology Platform

Monday November 17, 11:05 am ET

WORCESTER, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: ACTC.PK - News) commented today on its technology platform. The Company noted that it believes it has the only technology that can produce stem cell lines of all types without the destruction of the embryo, which should increase the likelihood of receiving federal funding for clinical development. In addition, one of the Company's licensees, International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO.ob), is using Advanced Cell's parthenogenesis technology, which has the capability of developing some types of stem cells using genetic engineering.
"We believe it is a significant advantage to be able to develop all types of stem cell lines without destroying embryos,” said William M. Caldwell IV, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. "This should enhance the Company's ability to receive funding for development activities at a time when the administration in Washington is changing and opportunities for funding stem cell companies are increasing.”

Advanced Cell Technology also licenses some of its non core technology to a subsidiary of Biotime Inc. (OTCBB: BITM - News) and START, a partnership between Exeter Life Sciences and Geron Corp (NASDAQ: GERN - News).

About Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. is a biotechnology company applying cellular technology in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. It currently has approximately 250 million tradable shares in circulation with its laboratory located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

For more information, visit www.advancedcell.com

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