BioTime CEO Dr. Michael West to Present at USC Minisymposium: Musculoskeletal Development and Repair

  BioTime CEO Dr. Michael West to Present at USC Minisymposium:
  Musculoskeletal Development and Repair

USC Minisymposium: Musculoskeletal Development and Repair Conference 2013

Business Wire

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- May 20, 2013

BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX), a biotechnology company that develops and
markets products in the field of regenerative medicine, today announced that
Chief Executive Officer Michael D. West, PhD will present at the USC
Minisymposium: Musculoskeletal Development and Repair conference at the Keck
School of Medicine, the University of Southern California, on Monday, May 20,
2013. Dr. West’s presentation titled “Derivation of chondrogenic progenitor
lines from human embryonic stem cells” is scheduled for 8:30 am PDT. Dr. West
will describe BioTime’s novel and proprietary PureStem^TM technology which
allows the industrial scale-up of over 200 different human cell types in a
highly purified state from human embryonic stem cells. In addition, Dr. West
will present new data on purified and scalable human embryonic progenitors
with molecular markers corresponding to limb bud mesenchyme and will show
differentiation data on those corresponding to the developing leg. These novel
cells differ markedly from adult mesenchymal stem cells and may have novel
applications in limb regeneration and the repair of disease and injuries to
the weight-bearing joints. The presentation will be made available on
BioTime's website at www.biotimeinc.com, and Dr. West discusses the cells in
his weekly video update available for viewing at
www.biotimeinc.com/video-series/.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Eli and Edythe Broad Center and the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Southern California.

About BioTime, Inc.

BioTime, headquartered in Alameda, California, is a biotechnology company
focused on regenerative medicine and blood plasma volume expanders. Its broad
platform of stem cell technologies is enhanced through subsidiaries focused on
specific fields of application. BioTime develops and markets research products
in the fields of stem cells and regenerative medicine, including a wide array
of proprietary PureStem™ cell lines, HyStem^® hydrogels, culture media, and
differentiation kits. BioTime is developing Renevia™ (formerly known as
HyStem^®-Rx), a biocompatible, implantable hyaluronan and collagen-based
matrix for cell delivery in human clinical applications. BioTime's therapeutic
product development strategy is pursued through subsidiaries that focus on
specific organ systems and related diseases for which there is a high unmet
medical need. BioTime's majority owned subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd.
is developing therapeutic products derived from stem cells for the treatment
of retinal and neural degenerative diseases. BioTime's subsidiary OrthoCyte
Corporation is developing therapeutic applications of stem cells to treat
orthopedic diseases and injuries. Another subsidiary, OncoCyte Corporation,
focuses on the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of stem cell technology
in cancer, including the diagnostic product PanC-Dx™ currently being developed
for the detection of cancer in blood samples. ReCyte Therapeutics, Inc. is
developing applications of BioTime's proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell
technology to reverse the developmental aging of human cells to treat
cardiovascular and blood cell diseases. BioTime's subsidiary LifeMap Sciences,
Inc. markets GeneCards^®, the leading human gene database, as part of an
integrated database suite that also includes the LifeMap Discovery™ database
of embryonic development, stem cell research and regenerative medicine, and
MalaCards, the human disease database. LifeMap Sciences also markets BioTime
research products and PanDaTox, an innovative, recently developed, searchable
database that can aid in the discovery of new antibiotics and
biotechnologically beneficial products. Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a
new subsidiary being used to acquire the stem cell assets of Geron
Corporation, including patents and other intellectual property, biological
materials, reagents and equipment for the development of new therapeutic
products for regenerative medicine. BioTime's lead product, Hextend^®, is a
blood plasma volume expander manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by
Hospira, Inc. and in South Korea by CJ CheilJedang Corporation under exclusive
licensing agreements. Additional information about BioTime can be found on the
web at www.biotimeinc.com.

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growth in research, technology, clinical development, and potential
opportunities for BioTime and its subsidiaries, along with other statements
about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed
by management constitute forward-looking statements. Any statements that are
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words such as "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects,"
"estimates") should also be considered to be forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without
limitation, risks inherent in the development and/or commercialization of
potential products, uncertainty in the results of clinical trials or
regulatory approvals, need and ability to obtain future capital, and
maintenance of intellectual property rights. Actual results may differ
materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements
and as such should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that
affect the business of BioTime and its subsidiaries, particularly those
mentioned in the cautionary statements found in BioTime's Securities and
Exchange Commission filings. BioTime disclaims any intent or obligation to
update these forward-looking statements.

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Contact:

BioTime, Inc.
Judith Segall, 510-521-3390, ext 301
jsegall@biotimemail.com
 
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