SOURCE: International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation

September 22, 2015 08:30 ET

International Stem Cell Names Ms. Ebrahimi as Chief Financial Officer

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - September 22, 2015) - International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB: ISCO) (, ISCO or the Company), a California-based biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies, today announced that it has named Mahnaz Ebrahimi as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 14, 2015. She replaced Jay Novak, whose employment with the company ended as of May 8, 2015.

Ms. Ebrahimi, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Equity Professional and a Certified Cash Manager, has more than 25 years of experience in financial management and accounting of growing research-driven companies in the life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. Most recently, she has been assisting several biotechnology and technology companies on accounting and SEC related matters in an expert consultancy capacity, including Flux Power Holdings, Polaris Pharmaceuticals and Ocera Therapeutics. Ms. Ebrahimi served as Director of Finance and Planning, as well as Treasury, of eBioscience from 2010 until its acquisition by Affymetrix in June, 2012. She served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Profil Institute for Clinical Research from 2003 to 2005. From 1989 to 2000, she served as Director of Finance & Treasury and Assistant Controller of Agouron Pharmaceuticals, which became a subsidiary of Pfizer in 2000.

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 parthenogenetic, 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 (, and stem cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care ( More information is available at

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