Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC or the “Company”), a leader in the regenerative medicine space, announced today that the Company’s chief scientific officer, Robert Lanza, MD, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the scientific journal BioResearch Open Access . The publication’s current editor, Jane Taylor, Jane Taylor, PhD, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, will continue in her role as Editor.
BioResearch Open Access, in its second year of publication, is a quality peer-reviewed open access journal for the rapid-publication of a broad range of scientific topics including but not limited to molecular and cellular biology, tissue engineering and biomaterials, regenerative medicine, stem cells, gene therapy, systems biology, genetics, biochemistry, virology, microbiology, and neuroscience. The Journal welcomes basic science and translational research in the form of original research articles, comprehensive review articles, mini-reviews, rapid communications, brief reports, technical reports, hypothesis articles, perspectives, and letters to the editor. All articles in BioResearch Open Access are rapidly reviewed and published online within 4 weeks of acceptance at www.liebertpub.com/biores. Articles are fully open access and posted on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) PubMedCentral. BioResearch Open Access is fully NIH-, HHMI-, and Wellcome Trust-compliant.
" BioResearch Open Access is a fully-refereed multidisciplinary journal and provides all the checks and balances that rigorous peer review ensures," said Mary Ann Liebert, president of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. "An outstanding editorial team comprised of experienced journal editors guarantees the integrity of the Journal, and we are very pleased to fortify it with the appointment of Dr. Lanza."
According to the European Science Foundation’s Science Policy Briefing (September 2012), “Open access publishing has the potential to revolutionise the way in which biomedical scientists publish and access the latest results in their field.”Section editors of BioResearch Open Access include the following: James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; Antonios G. Mikos, PhD, Rice University; Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FRSE, University of Edinburgh; Peter C. Johnson, MD, Scintellix, LLC, Raleigh, NC; Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey, PhD, SENS Foundation, Cambridge, UK; Alan J. Russell, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; Thomas Hope, PhD, Northwestern University; Bruce A. Sullenger, PhD, Duke University Medical Center; Graham C. Parker, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Carol Shoshkes Reiss, PhD, New York University; Stephen C. Ekker, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; John B. West, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego; David L. Woodland, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology; and Eugene Kolker, PhD, Seattle Children's Hospital. About Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. is a biotechnology company applying cellular technology in the field of regenerative medicine. For more information, visit www.advancedcell.com. About the Publisher of BioResearch Open Access Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and Development, Human Gene Therapy and HGT Methods, and AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 70 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available at www.liebertpub.com . Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this news release regarding future financial and operating results, future growth in research and development programs, potential applications of our technology, opportunities for the company and any other statements about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “will,” “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: limited operating history, need for future capital, risks inherent in the development and commercialization of potential products, protection of our intellectual property, and economic conditions generally. Additional information on potential factors that could affect our results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the company’s periodic reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions, and expectations of the company’s management at the time they are made, and the company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions, expectations, or other circumstances should change. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions, and expectations of the company’s management at the time they are made, and the company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions, expectations, or other circumstances should change. There can be no assurance that the Company’s clinical trials will be successful.