Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.
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Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

May 28, 2009 08:30 ET

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Announces the Publication of Key Animal Data to Support Efficacy of Its Stroke Regimen NTx®-265 in Brain Research (2009)

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 28, 2009) - Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS) ("SCT" or "the Company") announces the acceptance and publication of a paper describing the effectiveness of the NTx®-265 stroke treatment regimen when administered 24 hours after an ischemic stroke in rats.

For the first time, this therapeutic strategy was shown to improve behavioral outcome and reduced lesion volume with a time window of 24 hours after the onset of stroke. These fundamental results provided the evidence necessary to advance NTx®-265 into the initial BETAS human stroke studies in acute ischemic stroke.

Dr. Allen Davidoff, VP of Product Development commented as follows:

"These exciting preclinical data formed the efficacy basis for our move to the clinic, and it's encouraging to see publication of these data in a quality, peer-reviewed journal."

The paper which is titled "A Novel Neurotrophic Therapeutic Strategy for Experimental Stroke" will appear in the scientific journal Brain Research (2009) and is currently available online.

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 brain and nerve function lost due to disease or injury. The Company'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.

For further information on Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp., visit www.stemcellthera.com.

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