SOURCE: Orgenesis Inc.

Orgenesis Inc.

April 17, 2012 09:00 ET

Orgenesis Inc. Appoints Biotech Veteran to Board of Directors

WHITE PLAINS, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Orgenesis Inc. (OTCBB: ORGS) ("Orgenesis" or the "Company"), a development stage company with a novel therapeutic technology dedicated to convert a patient's own liver cells into functional insulin-producing cells as a treatment for diabetes, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Guy Yachin to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Yachin is the CEO of NasVax Ltd., a company focused on the development of improved immunotherapeutics and vaccines. Prior to joining NasVax, Guy served as CEO of MGVS; a cell therapy company focused on blood vessel disorders, leading the company through clinical studies in the USA and Israel, financial rounds, and a keystone strategic agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals. He was CEO and founder of Chiasma Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the oral delivery of macromolecule drugs, where he built the company's presence in Israel and the USA, concluded numerous financial rounds, and guided the company's strategy and operation for over six years. Earlier he was CEO of Naiot Technological Center, and provided seed funding and guidance to more than a dozen biomedical startups such as Remon Medical Technologies, Enzymotec and NanoPass. Mr. Yachin holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and an MBA from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Company CEO Jacob BenArie comments, "We are glad to welcome Guy to our growing team. His experience, insight, and proven commitment combined with his extensive industry relationships will prove invaluable to us and I personally look forward to working closely with him as we move ahead in the development of our Company."

Orgenesis invites interested readers to visit our website at www.orgenesis.com to find out more about the Company and its goal to bring about the end of diabetes as we now know it.

Further details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database. For more information visit: www.orgenesis.com.

About Orgenesis Inc. (OTCBB: ORGS)
Orgenesis is a development stage company with a novel therapeutic technology that employs a molecular and cellular approach directed at converting a patient's own liver cells into functional insulin producing cells, as a treatment for diabetes. The Company believes that converting the diabetic patient's own tissue into insulin-producing cells overcomes the problem of donor shortage and removes the risk of transplant rejection. If successful, this could mean the end of diabetes as we now know it. For more information visit: www.orgenesis.com.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" which are not purely historical. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the expectations of management that our regeneration technology can be developed as a therapeutic treatment for diabetes. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects and development stage companies, which include, without limitation, the potential failure of development candidates to advance through preclinical studies or demonstrate safety and efficacy in clinical testing and the ability to pass clinical trials so as to move on to the next phase, our ability to retain key employees and our ability to finance development or satisfy the rigorous regulatory requirements for new medical procedures. Competitors may develop better or cheaper alternatives to our products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

On Behalf of the Board
Orgenesis Inc.

Vered Caplan, Chairperson

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