ReNeuron announces that it will host a Stem Cell Technical Seminar for analysts, investors and media on 17 January 2012.

ReNeuron is conducting the world’s first fully regulated clinical trial of a neural stem cell therapy for disabled stroke patients; the PISCES study (Pilot Investigation of Stem Cells in Stroke).  This study is being conducted in Scotland at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board. 

The study’s lead investigator, Glasgow University’s Professor Keith Muir, will discuss the progress of the study at the Seminar.

In addition, Professor Colin Blakemore from the University of Oxford will discuss the potential of stem cells as a new therapeutic approach to the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions.

ReNeuron executives will also provide an technical insight into the Company and its product pipeline.

The seminar will take place at the offices of Buchanan Communications, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm including buffet lunch, on Tuesday 17 January 2012.

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Isabel Podda at Buchanan either via e-mail or via telephone on 020 7466 5000 ideally before Friday 13 January 2012. Places will be limited and there will be no admittance for individuals who have not confirmed their attendance in advance.

A detailed preliminary agenda for the seminar is shown below.

ReNeuron Stem Cell Technical Seminar: 17 January 2012


10.00-10.15  Registration and coffee
10.15-10.20  Introduction
   Michael Hunt – Chief Executive Officer
10.20-10.30 Stem cells – their potential as a new therapeutic paradigm
 Colin Blakemore FMedSci FRS – Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford
10.30-10.40 Overview and advantages of ReNeuron’s stem cell technologies
 Dr John Sinden – Chief Scientific Officer
10.40-11.00 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
11.00-11.10 Coffee break
11.10-11.25 Clinical development of ReN001 and ReNeuron’s other cell-based therapies – opportunities and challenges
 Dr Mike McDonald – Clinical Development Consultant to ReNeuron
11.25-11.40 Manufacturing and scale-up of ReNeuron’s cell-based therapies
 Dr Kenny Pollock – Head of Cell Development
11.40-11.55 ReN009 for critical limb ischaemia – progress to date and future plans
 Dr Paul Stroemer – Head of Pre-clinical Research
11.55-12.10 ReN003 for retinitis pigmentosa – progress to date and future plans
 Dr John Sinden
12.10-12.30 Q&A
12.30-13.30 Buffet lunch

– Ends –


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
Buchanan Communications        

David Hart        +44 (0) 20 7776 6550
Daniel Stewart & Company plc    

About ReNeuron
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.

ReNeuron’s shares are traded on the London AIM market under the symbol RENE.L.  Further information on ReNeuron and its products can be found at

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