NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cell-based therapeutic development, today announced it is presenting at three upcoming September conferences: the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Healthcare Conference, the Cell Therapy Commercialization Summit, and the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference.
"NeoStem's strategic combination of revenues with manufacturing and a global reach has positioned the Company to be a leader in the cell therapy space and we are pleased to share NeoStem updates with industry and the investor community," said Dr. Robin L. Smith, Chairman and CEO of NeoStem. NeoStem will be presenting at the following conferences:
Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference - September 11-13, New York, New York
11:15 AM on Monday, September 12 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY in the Starlight North room.
Cell Therapy Commercialization Summit - September 19-21, Boston, MA
11 AM on Monday, September 19 as part of the Cell Therapy Investor Forum, located in the Seaport World Trade Center.
1:45 PM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday, September 20.
6th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference - September 27-29, New York, New York
Wednesday, September 28 at 9 AM at the St. Regis Hotel, New York, NY.
About NeoStem, Inc.
NeoStem is engaged in the development and manufacturing of cell-based therapies in the U.S. Its January, 2011 acquisition of Progenitor Cell Therapy, and its July 13, 2011 agreement to acquire Amorcyte, Inc. (which is expected to close in the fourth quarter subject to shareholder approval) position NeoStem to achieve its mission of capturing the paradigm shift to cell therapy.
PCT not only gives NeoStem access to a world class contract manufacturing cell therapy company, but provides NeoStem a platform and expertise around the evaluation, development and regulatory requirements necessary to develop autologous, allogeneic, immunomodulatory and vaccine-based therapeutics.
NeoStem also holds the worldwide exclusive license to VSEL™ Technology, which uses very small embryonic-like stem cells, shown to have several physical characteristics that are generally found in embryonic stem cells, and is pursuing the licensing of other technologies for therapeutic use. NeoStem owns 80% of Athelos Corporation, a company developing a T-cell therapeutic with potential in a range of auto-immune conditions such as graft versus host disease, asthma and diabetes. NeoStem's acquisition of Amorcyte, once the transaction is completed, will give the Company a Phase II asset for the treatment of acute myocardial infarctions and a Phase I asset for congestive heart failure. NeoStem will own 100% of the worldwide rights to the Amorcyte programs.
Furthermore, NeoStem is building its Chinese presence by establishing an operations lab for cell-based manufacturing in Beijing and is commercializing cellular therapies in China through the establishment of relationships with a network of hospitals.
NeoStem also owns a majority interest in Suzhou Erye Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a world class manufacturer and distributor of generic antibiotics in China, with reported revenues of $69 million in 2010.
For more information on NeoStem, please visit www.neostem.com.
Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Factors that could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements include the "Risk Factors" described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2011, its Form 8-K filed on July 14, 2011 as well as other periodic filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company's further development is highly dependent on future medical and research developments and market acceptance, which is outside its control.
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