NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senesco Technologies, Inc. ("Senesco" or the "Company") (Amex: SNT) announced today that Dr. Raghavendra Mirmira, one of the Company's funded researchers, will be presenting his findings regarding preclinical pancreatic islet cell data at two conferences in April 2008. Dr. Mirmira, who conducted this preclinical research while at the University of Virginia, is presently the Eli Lilly Endowed Chair in Pediatric Diabetes in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Senesco's Executive Vice President and CSO, Dr. John E. Thompson and the Company's Vice President of R&D, Richard Dondero, are both co-authors of the study entitled "In vivo application of siRNA technology reveals a novel role for eukaryotic initiation factor 5A in cytokine-mediated islet dysfunction."
Dr. Mirmira will present these results at the Keystone Islet and Beta Cell Symposium which takes place from April 6-11 in Snowbird, Utah, as well as at the Upper Midwest Islet Club's Annual Meeting which will take place from April 30-May 2 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Senesco Technologies, Inc.
Senesco Technologies, Inc. is a U.S. biotechnology company, headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ. Senesco has initiated preclinical research to trigger or delay cell death in mammals (apoptosis) to determine if the technology is applicable in human medicine. Accelerating apoptosis may have applications to development of cancer treatments. Delaying apoptosis may have applications to certain inflammatory and ischemic diseases. Senesco takes its name from the scientific term for the aging of plant cells: senescence. Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resistance to environmental stress. The Company believes that its technology can be used to develop superior strains of crops without any modification other than delaying natural plant senescence. Senesco has partnered with leading-edge companies engaged in agricultural biotechnology and earns research and development fees for applying its gene-regulating platform technology to enhance its partners' products.
Certain statements included in this press release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from such statements
expressed or implied herein as a result of a variety of factors, including,
but not limited to: the development of the Company's gene technology; the
approval of the Company's patent applications; the successful
implementation of the Company's research and development programs and joint
ventures; the success of the Company's license agreements; the acceptance
by the market of the Company's products; success of the Company's
preliminary studies and preclinical research; competition and the timing of
projects and trends in future operating performance, our ability to
maintain our continued listing standards for the next 12 months, as well as
other factors expressed from time to time in the Company's periodic filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result, this
press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's periodic
filings with the SEC. The forward- looking statements contained herein are
made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes
no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect
subsequent events or circumstances.
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