Alameda, CA - May 8, 2007 Advanced Cell Technology's (OTCBB: ACTC) Vice President of Research and Scientific Development, Dr. Robert Lanza, will be highlighting the company's recent discovery that shows precursor cells, generated from human embryonic stem cells, have the ability to repair vascular damage in animals.
William M. Caldwell, IV, Chairman and CEO of Advanced Cell Technology stated, "We consider this to be the most exciting and significant scientific news that our company has ever produced. While the cells in this study were tested in animal models, we believe this breakthrough has the potential to benefit thousands of people suffering from vascular disease ACT is committed to moving this technology from the laboratory into the clinic. Further, we plan on filing an Investigational New Drug Application with the Food and Drug Administration for the first clinical application of these cells by the end of next year.”
Dr. Lanza's presentation will take place at The University of Michigan's International Life Sciences Institute in a symposium titled "Frontiers in Stem Cell Biology”. Following the symposium, the slides used in Dr. Lanza's presentation may be found on the company's website at "www.advancedcell.com/conference-presentations/":http://www.advancedcell.com/conference-presentations/.
About The International Life Sciences Institute
Founded in 1978, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation that seeks to improve the well being of the general public through the advancement of science. Its goal is to further the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment by bringing together scientists from academia, government, and industry.
About Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.
Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. is a biotechnology company applying embryonic stem cell technology in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. The company operates facilities in Alameda, California and Worcester, Massachusetts.
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