BioTime CEO Dr. Michael West to Present at Stem Cells USA & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2009

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2009 - BioTime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTIM) Chief Executive Officer Michael West, Ph.D. will give two presentations at the Stem Cells USA & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2009 to be held at The Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel in Washington, DC from November 16-18, 2009. On Tuesday, November 17, Dr. West will discuss applications of stem cell technology for diseases of the skin and bone. Dr. West will provide an update on BioTime's ACTCellerate™ technology platform in cartilage biology and will disclose new data from the Company's fate space screen. Then on Wednesday, November 18, Dr. West will give a presentation during a panel session discussing business models for regenerative medicine. Both presentations will be made available on the Company's website at www.biotimeinc.com.

About BioTime, Inc.

BioTime, headquartered in Alameda, California, is a biotechnology company focused on regenerative medicine and blood plasma volume expanders. BioTime develops and markets research products in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine through its wholly owned subsidiary Embryome Sciences, Inc. BioTime's subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation focuses on the therapeutic applications of stem cell technology in cancer. BioTime also plans to develop therapeutic products in China for the treatment of ophthalmologic, skin, musculo-skeletal system and hematologic diseases, including the targeting of genetically modified stem cells to tumors as a novel means of treating currently incurable forms of cancer through its subsidiary BioTime Asia. In addition to its stem cell products, BioTime markets blood plasma volume expanders and related technology for use in surgery, emergency trauma treatment, and other applications. BioTime's lead product, Hextend®, is a blood plasma volume expander manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by Hospira, Inc. and in South Korea by CJ CheilJedang Corp. under exclusive licensing agreements. Additional information about BioTime can be found on the web at www.biotimeinc.com. ACTCellerate™ is a trademark licensed to Embryome Sciences, Inc. by Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact: BioTime, Inc.
Judith Segall, 510-521-3390, ext 301
jsegall@biotimemail.com

 

Posted: November 2009

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