NEW YORK, NY and PETACH TIKVAH, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics (
Topics discussed by Mr. Natanson include an update on the Company's NurOwn™ stem cell technology and its use in current and upcoming clinical trial activities. Specifically, Mr. Natanson discussed the very encouraging observations in the Company's recently completed Phase I/II trial, advances in the ongoing Phase IIa clinical trial and plans for the upcoming Phase II trial, expected to begin later this year in the U.S. at sites including Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Hospital and the Mayo Clinic.
During the interview Mr. Natanson commented, "As far as companies in this field go, I think we've progressed more quickly than anyone, having successfully completed a Phase I trial in only a year and a half, and moved ahead immediately to Phase II, which should conclude later this year. To achieve all this in only 2 1/2 years is extremely fast. We hope to run our upcoming US trial at an equally fast pace, as we feel we are in a race to beat this disease and get our product to the market as quickly as possible."
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About BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of first-of-its-kind adult stem cell therapies derived from autologous bone marrow cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The Company holds the rights to develop and commercialize its NurOwn technology through an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement with Ramot, the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University. For more information, visit the company's website at www.brainstorm-cell.com.
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