SOURCE: Medistem Laboratories

January 05, 2007 08:05 ET

Medistem Laboratories Executes Agreement to License Its Intellectual Property to Rio Valley Medical Clinic

Second Licensee Validates Unique Stem Cell Business Model

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 5, 2007 -- Medistem Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: MDSM) (FRANKFURT: S2U), committed to the ethical development of next-generation medical therapies from non-controversial adult stem cell sources, announced that it has executed a technology licensing and royalty agreement with the Rio Valley Medical Clinic, an international stem cell therapy clinic. This is the second such licensing agreement reached by the company, and validates Medistem's business model of licensing its intellectual property.

In exchange for the rights granted under the License Agreement, Medistem will receive a royalty of 90% of the monthly net revenue in excess of $20,000 resulting from the Licensee's sale of any product derived from or involving infusion quality adult stem cells. In addition to royalties, all intellectual property developed by Rio Valley through their research and clinical treatment programs will be the sole property of Medistem.

"We are extremely excited about the value Rio Valley Medical Clinic will add to our business," said Chris McGuinn, COO of Medistem. "Rio Valley has a history of treating patients using adult stem cells, having treated over 300 patients to date. The fact that they have chosen to adopt our technologies in the treatment of patients speaks volumes about our organization, our intellectual property, and our technologies." The clinic, located in Tijuana, Mexico is in receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals from the Mexican government to conduct its operations. As a result, revenue-generating operations are expected to begin immediately.

"The opening of the Rio Valley Medical Clinic this month is a major milestone in Medistem's strategic business plan," said Neil Riordan, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of Medistem. "Our business plan calls for establishing a new licensee every 9-12 months. Our first licensee in Costa Rica began its operations in August of 2006, and four months later we have a new licensee on board. We are ahead of schedule and look forward to working with our expanding network of licensees in the pursuit of stem cell-derived therapies in the treatment of a wide range of serious diseases."

About Medistem Laboratories, Inc.

Medistem Laboratories is an innovative biotechnology company committed to the creation and commercialization of advanced medical therapies based on non-controversial adult stem cells. Medistem's corporate mission is to transform these stem cells into valuable medical treatments. The Company's business strategy calls for the establishment of a series of clinics and laboratories around the world to deliver unprecedented, next-generation cell therapies to help millions of patients. Initial development and treatment focus will use proprietary technology and cells sourced from umbilical cords, fat, bone marrow, and muscle for advanced treatment of cerebral palsy, stroke, cardiovascular disease and orthopedic diseases, primarily for the international marketplace. Medistem believes it may hold a substantial competitive edge in the worldwide emerging market for stem cell-sourced medical solutions, positioning it to become a leading global provider of stem cell treatments on a fee-for-service basis, while accumulating intellectual property based on clinical and laboratory findings.

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