A recorded webcast of yesterdays’s Stem Cell Technical Seminar for analysts, investors and media will be made available on the ReNeuron website later today.
A recording of the webcast will also be made made available on Buchanan’s website, www.buchanan.uk.com
following the seminar.
ReNeuron’s Stroke Clinical Trial
The seminar will include a progress report on the PISCES clinical trial of ReNeuron’s ReN001 stem cell therapy for disabled stroke patients.The Company last provided an update on the study on 28 November, 2011. Since then, the second, fourth and fifth patients treated in the study have reached their twelve, three and one month follow-up points, respectively. There continue to be no cell-related adverse events reported in any of the patients treated to date and neurological and other safety assessments continue to show no deterioration in the health of any of the patients as a result of the ReN001 treatment.
The study’s Principal Investigator, Glasgow University’s ProfessorKeith Muir, presented a progress report with the PISCES clinical trialat the Stroke Association’s 6th UK Stroke Forum Conference in Glasgow inlate November 2011. Professor Muir’s presentation today will incorporate the information given in that earlier progress report and will take into account the further follow-up points reached since his last progress report, as detailed above.
A detailed agenda for the seminar is shown below.
ReNeuron Stem CellTechnical Seminar: 17 January 2012
10.00-10.15 Registration and coffee
Michael Hunt – Chief Executive Officer, ReNeuron
10.25-10.35 Stem cells – their potential as a new therapeutic paradigm
Colin Blakemore FMedSciFRS – Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford
10.35-10.45 Overview and advantages of ReNeuron’s stem cell technologies
Dr John Sinden – Chief Scientific Officer, ReNeuron
10.45-11.05 The PISCES clinical trial with ReN001 for stroke – a progress report
Keith Muir – SINAPSE Professor of Clinical Imaging and Consultant Neurologist, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow
11.05-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-11.30 Clinical development of ReN001 and ReNeuron’s other cell-based therapies – opportunities and challenges
Dr Mike McDonald – Clinical Development Consultant to ReNeuron
11.30-11.45 Manufacturing and scale-up of ReNeuron’s cell-based therapies
Dr Kenny Pollock – Head of Cell Development, ReNeuron
11.45-12.00 ReN009 for critical limb ischaemia – progress to date and future plans
Dr Paul Stroemer – Programme Manager &Head of Pre-clinical Research, ReNeuron
12.00-12.15 ReN003 for retinitis pigmentosa – progress to date and future plans
Dr Sara Patel – Programme Manager & Head of Toxicology, ReNeuron
12.30-13.30 Buffet lunch
Michael Hunt, Chief Executive Officer – ReNeuron +44 (0) 1483 302560
Dr John Sinden, Chief Scientific Officer – ReNeuron
Lisa Baderoon, Mark Court, Isabel Podda +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Stephen Keys, Adrian Hargrave (NOMAD and Broker)
Andy Roberts (Sales)
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ReNeuron is a leading, clinical-stage stem cell business. Its primary objective is the development of novel stem cell therapies targeting areas of significant unmet or poorly met medical need.
ReNeuron has used its unique stem cell technologies to develop cell-based therapies for significant disease conditions where the cells can be readily administered “off-the-shelf” to any eligible patient without the need for additional immunosuppressive drug treatments. ReNeuron’s lead candidate is its ReN001 stem cell therapy for the treatment of patients left disabled by the effects of a stroke. This therapy is currently in clinical development. The Company is also developing stem cell therapies for other conditions such as peripheral arterial disease, a serious and common side-effect of diabetes, and blindness-causing diseases of the retina.
ReNeuron has also developed a range of stem cell lines for non-therapeutic applications – its ReNcell® products for use in academic and commercial research. The Company’s ReNcell®CX and ReNcell®VM neural cell lines are marketed worldwide under license by USA-based Merck Millipore.
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