SOURCE: International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation

July 18, 2012 08:00 ET

International Stem Cell Corporation's Co-Chairman and CEO Andrey Semechkin PhD Publishes Letter to Shareholders

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB: ISCO), www.internationalstemcell.com, a California-based biotechnology company focused on therapeutic and research products, announced today that Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Andrey Semechkin PhD has published a letter to shareholders.

The letter addresses recent corporate governance and operational changes, as well as providing an update on ISCO's Research and Development accomplishments, challenges and 2012 - 2013 major milestones and information on both the Lifeline Skin Care's and Lifeline Cell Technology's recent activities.

The full text of the letter can be found at http://www.internationalstemcell.com/2012_Shareholder_Letter

About International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the use or destruction of viable human embryos. ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells for hundreds of millions of individuals of differing genders, ages and racial background with minimal immune rejection after transplantation. hpSCs offer the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology (www.lifelinecelltech.com), and stem cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care (www.lifelineskincare.com). More information is available at www.internationalstemcell.com or follow us on Twitter @intlstemcell.

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Forward-looking Statements
Statements pertaining to anticipated developments, the potential benefits of research programs and products, and other opportunities for the company and its subsidiaries, along with other statements about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management constitute forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not historical fact (including, but not limited to statements that contain words such as "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates,") should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks inherent in the development and/or commercialization of potential products, regulatory approvals, need and ability to obtain future capital, application of capital resources among competing uses, and maintenance of intellectual property rights. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements and as such should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the company's business, particularly those mentioned in the cautionary statements found in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    International Stem Cell Corporation
    Dr. Simon Craw
    Executive Vice President Business Development
    Phone: 760-940-6383
    Email: Email Contact

    Investor Relations:
    MZ Group
    Mark McPartland
    Phone: 212-301-7130
    Email: Email Contact
    Web: www.mz-ir.com