Guildford, UK, 27 October 2010: ReNeuron Group plc (LSE: RENE.L) announces that it will be presenting at the Translational Neuroscience 2010 conference taking place in Frankfurt, Germany on 27-28 October and at the Stem Cell Society Singapore Symposium 2010, taking place in Singapore on 2-3 November 2010. At both conferences, Dr John Sinden, Chief Scientific Officer of ReNeuron, will outline the methodology and challenges in taking ReNeuron’s ReN001 stem cell therapy for disabled stroke patients from the laboratory bench to a ground-breaking first in-man clinical trial in the UK.
Michael Hunt, Chief Executive Officer – ReNeuron
Dr John Sinden, Chief Scientific Officer – ReNeuron +44 (0) 1483 302560
Lisa Baderoon, Mark Court, Isabel Podda
Buchanan Communications +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
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. A ground-breaking first-in-man clinical trial of ReN001 has recently commenced in the UK. ReNeuron’s ReN009 stem cell therapy is being developed as a treatment for peripheral arterial disease, a serious and common side-effect of diabetes. The Company is also developing stem cell therapies for other conditions such as 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 Millipore Corporation.
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 www.reneuron.com.
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