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Amarantus BioSciences Appoints Dr. Robert J. Zimmerman as Product Development Advisor
Date:11/12/2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments and diagnostics for Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injury centered on its proprietary anti-apoptosis therapeutic protein MANF, today announced that it has appointed Robert J. Zimmerman, SD as product development advisor. In Dr. Zimmerman's advisory role, he will assist Amarantus management with expansion of the Company's MANF product development strategy. Dr. Zimmerman will also assist in the procurement of relationships with top-tier vendors to ensure that state-of-the art development data are gathered with high quality test article materials. Amarantus expects to gather data in additional indications through its research grant with the Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research, collaboration with highly-respected academic labs, and through outsourcing efficacy and toxicology studies with independent contract labs.

"I have been involved with Amarantus formally and informally for the past three years supporting the founders as they work tirelessly to advance MANF to a stage where it has real commercial potential," said Robert J. Zimmerman, SD. "While that effort has been centered on Parkinson's disease, I believe additional opportunities exist to diversify this therapeutic candidate. Ischemia/reperfusion, cardiovascular disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, diabetes and potentially other disease conditions appear to be impacted by MANF based upon preclinical studies and the literature."

Dr. Zimmerman is currently a biopharmaceutical product development consultant in the Bay Area at Zimmerman Consulting. Prior to starting his company, Dr. Zimmerman held senior management positions at Signature BioScience, Inc. where he served as Chief Operating Officer and as President, overseeing all research and development activities.  Previously, he served as Vice President of Biotechnology Research at B
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