Medistem and Cytori Therapeutics Enter Into Licensing Agreement

Medistem and Cytori Therapeutics Enter Into Licensing Agreement 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 --  Medistem, Inc.
(PINKSHEETS: MEDS), today announced that it entered into an agreement
granting Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) a license and the
exclusive rights to use Medistem's U.S. Patent No. 8,241,621, "Stem
Cell Mediated Treg Activation" in the United States. 
The licensed patent pertains to Cytori's Adipose-Derived Regenerative
Cell (ADRC) based platform for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. 
"We are delighted to have formalized a licensing agreement with an
adult stem cell leader like Cytori and look forward to working with
them in the future," said Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D., CEO of Medistem. 
"We are pleased to have licensed this patent from Medistem because it
strengthens our patent portfolio in the area of immune disease," said
Marc H. Hedrick, President of Cytori Therapeutics.  
About Medistem, Inc. 
Medistem, Inc., is focused on the development of the Endometrial
Regenerative Cell (ERC), a universal donor adult stem cell product.
ERCs possess specialized abilities to stimulate new blood vessel
growth and can differentiate into lung, liver, heart, brain, bone,
cartilage, fat and pancreatic tissue. These unique properties have
applications for treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI),
congestive heart failure (CHF), neurodegenerative diseases, liver
failure, kidney failure, and diabetes. ERCs have been cleared by the
FDA to begin studies in the United States. In January 2012, we
announced the initiation of our RECOVER-ERC (Non-Revascularizable
IschEmic Cardiomyopathy treated with Retrograde COronary Sinus Venous
DElivery of Cell TheRapy) Phase II clinical trial. This trial is
being conducted at the Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular
Surgery, Moscow, Russia. The trial is a 60 patient double blind
placebo controlled study evaluating safety and efficacy of ERCs in
end stage CHF patients.  
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John P. Salvador
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