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ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX and TASE: BTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases, today announced that BioTime, and its subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd., will be featured in two presentations at the 16th National Life Sciences and Biotechnology Week (MIXiii BIOMED) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 as part of the Regenerative and Cell Therapies track. The conference is being held at the David InterContinental in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 23-25, 2017. Presentations will be held at 12:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. IDT in Hall B of the InterContinental, and will highlight both the company’s technology and business model. Jim Knight, BioTime, Inc. Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development, will discuss the evolution of the BioTime group of companies during one of the presentations. A second presentation will focus on cell-based transplantation therapy in AMD patients. Each presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. More information about the conference program and presentations can be found here. BioTime, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapies developed from what the company believes to be the world’s premier collection of pluripotent cell assets. The foundation of BioTime’s core therapeutic technology platform is pluripotent cells that are capable of becoming any of the cell types in the human body. Pluripotent cells have potential application in many areas of medicine with large unmet patient needs, including various age-related degenerative diseases and degenerative conditions for which there presently are no cures. Unlike pharmaceuticals that require a molecular target, therapeutic strategies based on the use of pluripotent cells are generally aimed at regenerating or replacing affected cells and tissues, and therefore may have broader applicability than pharmaceutical products. BioTime also has significant equity holdings in two publicly traded companies, Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. and OncoCyte Corporation, which BioTime founded and which, until recently, were majority-owned consolidated subsidiaries of BioTime. BioTime common stock is traded on the NYSE MKT and TASE under the symbol BTX. For more information, please visit www.biotimeinc.com or connect with the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.


ALAMEDA, Calif., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoCyte Corporation (NYSE MKT:OCX), a developer of novel, non-invasive blood-based tests to aid in the early detection of cancer, today announced that a Medical Advisory Committee of lung cancer specialists has been established to provide guidance to OncoCyte’s senior management team on issues relating to lung cancer diagnosis.  The Committee is expected to provide advice in a number of areas, including unmet clinical needs, the profiles of patients that will benefit from diagnostic tests, and the role of molecular diagnostics in clinical practice. The Committee will also help to shape OncoCyte’s future pipeline products. “Our Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of recognized lung cancer experts and we look forward to leveraging their unique perspectives as we plan the completion of development and prepare for the launch of our first commercial product,” commented William Annett, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Additionally, as we look beyond this first test, they will help shape our pipeline to continue to develop future diagnostic tests that can address the complex unmet needs in lung cancer.” “My involvement with OncoCyte’s lung cancer test dates back to the initial work with The Wistar Institute so I am very excited about the progress to date,” commented Dr. Bauer.  “The early vision of developing a non-invasive test to rule out cancer is becoming a reality. As a physician, I welcome the role of a molecular diagnostic as the new standard of care because it can both improve health outcomes and reduce overall screening costs.   We make our best discoveries when we know where to look. OncoCyte is helping to define which patients warrant further investigation. This will maximize our detection of early lung cancer and minimize unnecessary procedures.” OncoCyte recently reported the successful results of a study of its lung cancer diagnostic test, which were consistent with the results of earlier studies by The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology. The key performance metrics of this study will be presented at the American Thoracic Society Meeting on May 22nd.   The Company expects to receive CLIA certification of its laboratory during the second quarter of 2017 and then to carry out CLIA and validation studies of its lung cancer diagnostic test, which if successful will lead to the commercial launching of the test in the second half of 2017. About OncoCyte Corporation OncoCyte is primarily focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, non-invasive blood and urine (“liquid biopsy”) diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancer to improve health outcomes through earlier diagnoses, to reduce the cost of care through the avoidance of costly diagnostic procedures, including invasive biopsy and cystoscopic procedures, and to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. While current biopsy tests use invasive surgical procedures to provide tissue samples in order to determine if a tumor is benign or malignant, OncoCyte is developing a next generation of diagnostic tests that will be based on liquid biopsies using blood or urine samples. OncoCyte’s pipeline products are intended to be confirmatory diagnostics for detecting lung, bladder and breast cancer. OncoCyte’s diagnostic tests are being developed using proprietary sets of genetic and protein markers that differentially express in specific types of cancer. Forward Looking Statements Any statements that are not historical fact (including, but not limited to statements that contain words such as “will,” “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. These statements include those pertaining to the implementation and results of our validation studies and other studies, commercialization plans, future financial and/or operating results, future growth in research, technology, clinical development, and potential opportunities for OncoCyte, along with other statements about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks inherent in the development and/or commercialization of potential diagnostic tests or products, uncertainty in the results of clinical trials or regulatory approvals, the need and ability to obtain future capital, maintenance of intellectual property rights, and the need to obtain third party reimbursement for patients’ use of any diagnostic tests we commercialize. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements and as such should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the business of OncoCyte, particularly those mentioned in the “Risk Factors” and other cautionary statements found in OncoCyte’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. OncoCyte disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.


ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases, today announced that Co-Chief Executive Officer Michael D. West, Ph.D. will present at Terrapinn’s World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress, May 17-19 at Business Design Centre in London. Titled “Applying Artificial Intelligence to Stem Cell Biology,” Dr. West’s presentation is scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 11:40 a.m. BST. Expanding on a presentation Dr. West gave last year, it will provide an update on deep learning algorithms and their potential to unlock mechanisms of tissue regeneration for applications in age-related disease, and how these insights will dovetail with BioTime’s recently-announced subsidiary, AgeX Therapeutics. Additionally, on the first day of the conference, Wednesday, May 17, Dr. West will present at a plenary roundtable discussion with seven other senior-level executives, including Jane Lebkowski, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and President of Research & Development at BioTime affiliate company Asterias Biotherapeutics. Titled “Process Development & Manufacturing Focus,” the session will begin at 11:40 a.m. BST. More information about the World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress is available here. BioTime, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing novel therapies developed from what the company believes to be the world’s premier collection of pluripotent cell assets. The foundation of BioTime’s core therapeutic technology platform is pluripotent cells that are capable of becoming any of the cell types in the human body. Pluripotent cells have potential application in many areas of medicine with large unmet patient needs, including various age-related degenerative diseases and degenerative conditions for which there presently are no cures. Unlike pharmaceuticals that require a molecular target, therapeutic strategies based on the use of pluripotent cells are generally aimed at regenerating or replacing affected cells and tissues, and therefore may have broader applicability than pharmaceutical products. BioTime also has significant equity holdings in two publicly traded companies, Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. and OncoCyte Corporation, which BioTime founded and which, until recently, were majority-owned consolidated subsidiaries of BioTime. BioTime common stock is traded on the NYSE MKT and TASE under the symbol BTX. For more information, please visit www.biotimeinc.com or connect with the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.


The invention provides methods, compositions and kits for the detection and treatment of bladder cancer.


Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to methods of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer. The methods are particularly suited for bladder cancer. The methods include targeting a marker that is expressed at abnormal levels in bladder cancer tissue in comparison to normal somatic tissue. Also disclosed are methods of treating cancer comprising administering a composition including a therapeutic that affects the expression or function of a target marker.


Patent
Oncocyte Corporation | Date: 2012-08-16

The invention provides for methods of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer including, but not limited to, breast cancer.


The invention provides methods, compositions and kits for the detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.


Patent
Oncocyte Corporation | Date: 2013-05-06

The invention provides methods, compositions and kits relating to the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of breast cancer.


The invention provides methods, compositions and kits for the detection and treatment of thyroid cancer.


Patent
Oncocyte Corporation | Date: 2012-06-23

Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to methods of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer. In some embodiments, the methods include targeting a marker that is expressed at abnormal levels in bladder cancer tissue in comparison to normal somatic tissue. Some embodiments are directed to methods of treating cancer comprising administering a composition including a therapeutic that affects the expression or function of a target marker. Some embodiments are directed to methods of detecting cancer comprising detecting a level of a target marker associated with the cancer,

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