Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

February 19, 2009 09:44 ET

Dr. Steven C. Cramer Presents Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.'s Final Phase IIa BETAS Safety Trial Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2009) - Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS) is pleased to announce a presentation of the complete positive results of the Phase IIa BETAS trial conducted by Drs. Steven Cramer, Michael Hill and David Brown at the International Stroke Conference, February 19, 2009 in San Diego, CA.

The poster presentation is entitled "Safety of Beta-hCG and EPO in Acute Ischemic Stroke" and is a comprehensive evaluation of the safety and efficacy results of the completed Phase IIa BETAS trial.

Analysis of this trial by Dr. Steven C. Cramer, the Principle Investigator, highlights three key conclusions:

1. No Safety Concerns were present: NTx(TM)-265 administered to 12 patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke showed no Serious Adverse Events related to treatment.

2. ALL 12 patients enrolled in the trial and completing day 90 review improved; each recovered at least 4 points on the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and, on average, patient improved was greater than 6 points.

3. The 9 day treatment of beta-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hCG) followed by Erythropoietin (EPO), started within 48 hours of stroke onset, and directly translated from a preclinical protocol, is safe. This therapy had minimal hematological effects, and was associated with significant clinical gains.

About Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.: Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. is a Canadian public biotechnology company (TSX VENTURE:SSS) focused on the development and commercialization of drug-based therapies to treat central nervous system diseases. SCT is a leader in the development of therapies that utilize drugs to stimulate a patient's own resident stem cells. The Company's programs aim to repair neurological function lost due to disease or injury. SCT's extensive patent portfolio of owned and licensed intellectual property supports the potential expansion into future clinical programs in numerous neurological diseases such as traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and ALS.

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