Alameda, CA, October 12, 2006 -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.'s (OTCBB:ACTC) Robert Lanza, M.D., Vice President of Research & Scientific Development, will speak on "Human ESC-Derived Cells for Rescue of Visual Function and Repair of Vascular Damage,” at the 6th Annual Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine meeting October 16-17, 2006 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Lanza will present on Monday, October 16th at 9:30 a.m. and such presentation shall be available on the company's website. " (Click to View Presentation)":/conference-presentations/
Embryonic stem cells promise to provide a well-characterized and reproducible source of replacement tissue for human clinical studies. Two early potential applications of this technology are the use of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, and the use of hESC-derived hemangioblasts for vascular restoration of organs and limbs. Recent progress using these cells to affect substantial functional and morphological rescue in animals will be discussed.
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