ReNeuron Group plc (LSE: RENE.L) today announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hunt, will present an overview of the Company’s stem cell technologies and programmes at the “Stem Cell 2007 � Stem Cell Industry Meets Investors” conference being held at the Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt, Germany on 8-9 March. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday 8 March at 11:10am local time.
Stem Cell 2007 is Germany’s first investor conference focused on the stem cell field. More information about the conference may be found at www.stemcell2007.de.
Notes to editors
ReNeuron is a leading, UK-based adult stem cell therapy business. It is applying its novel stem cell platform technologies in the development of ground-breaking stem cell therapies to serve significant and unmet or poorly-met clinical needs.
ReNeuron has used its c-mycERTAM technology to generate genetically stable neural stem cell lines. This technology platform has multi-national patent protection and is fully regulated by means of a chemically-induced safety switch. Cell growth can therefore be completely arrested prior to in vivo implantation.
ReNeuron has filed for approval to commence initial clinical studies in the US with its lead ReN001 stem cell therapy for chronic stroke disability. This represents the world’s first such filing concerning a neural stem cell treatment for a major neurological disorder. ReNeuron has also generated pre-clinical efficacy data with its ReN005 stem cell therapy for Huntington’s disease, a genetic and fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects around 1 in 10,000 people. This programme is in pre-clinical development. In addition to its stroke and Huntington’s disease programmes, ReNeuron is developing stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Type 1 diabetes and diseases of the retina.
ReNeuron has also leveraged its stem cell technologies into non-therapeutic areas � its ReNcellTM range of cell lines for use in research and in drug discovery applications in the pharmaceutical industry. ReNeuron’s ReNcellTM CX and ReNcellTM VM neural cell lines are marketed worldwide under license by Millipore Corporation.
Reneuron’s shares are traded on the London AIM market under the symbol RENE.L.
information on ReNeuron and its products can be found at www.reneuron.com.
Data sources: UK Stroke Association; American Stroke Association.
Michael Hunt, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 302560
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The terms �ReNeuron’, �the Company’ or �the Group’ used in this statement refer to ReNeuron Group plc and/or its subsidiary undertakings, depending on the context.