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Stem Cell Experts and New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson to Participate in 3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit as Keynote Speakers
Date:2/19/2008

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- RRY Publications today announced that several stem cell experts, including Arnold Caplan, Ph.D., a professor of biology and general medicine services (oncology) at Case Western Reserve University, Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D., a founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Thomas R. Lyon, M.D., the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Lutheran Medical Center and New York Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson, will be keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit on Feb. 26 at the Hilton New York in New York City. The one-day conference will be the largest gathering of stem cell experts where there will be more than 40 company presentations from leading executives in the area of stem cells. Industry analyst Robin Young will also provide a 10-year market forecast for the stem cell industry.

Dr. Caplan and Robin Young, president of RRY Publications and the organizer of the annual Stem Cell Summit, will provide welcoming remarks. Dr. Caplan has studied tissue engineering of mesenchymal tissue, skeletal tissue biology, extracellular matrix and the aging of the skin. Young's update on the 10-year market forecast for the industry will include his estimate for 2008 that sales of stem cell products are expected to reach $87 million.

Drs. Young and Lyon will be luncheon keynote speakers. Dr. Young will discuss how stem cells are helping patients with life-threatening diseases today through the use of cord blood. Young is one of the world's outstanding neuroscientists and a leader in spinal cord injury research who has received various awards and acknowledgments, including being the first researcher elected to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame. He is also the doctor who first treated Christopher Reeve following a 1995 horseback-riding accident. Dr. Lyon trained at the prestigious Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and has since developed a research center focusing on the fields of osteobiologics and orthopedic trauma.

New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson has been a stem cell proponent and will provide closing remarks with Mr. Young. Paterson led the charge for several crucial issues for New York's future, proposing legislation for a $1 billion voter-approved stem cell research initiative.

The 3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit will provide institutional investors, industry participants and researchers with a complete update on the stem cell industry. Attendees will learn about the investment opportunities in the stem cell marketplace, the groundbreaking stem cell products physicians are using today, and the growing market potential in terms of revenues. More information, including company presentations and attendee registration details, is available at http://www.stemcellsummit.com.

3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit Facts at a Glance

What: Largest Gathering of Stem Cell Company Executives,

Scientists, Investors and Physicians

When: Feb. 26, 2008

Where: Hilton New York

Trianon Ballroom

1335 Avenue of the Americas

Who: The Stem Cell Summit is produced by RRY Publications

Admission: $1,500 - at the door

Information: For more information on presentation or sponsorship

opportunities, call Lisa Carpenter at 877-817-6450 or send

an e-mail to lisa@ryortho.com. Additional information is

available at http://www.stemcellsummit.com

Sponsors: SpineSmith Partners LP

Orthofix International, N.V.

Blackstone Medical

Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc.

Regenetech, Inc.

StemCyte, Inc.

TiGenix NV

Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC

New York City Bioscience Initiative

Tissue Genesis, Inc.

Lonza

Contacts: Wendy Lau

Russo Partners, LLC

212-845-4272

Wendy.Lau@russopartnersllc.com


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