CLEVELAND, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its January 11th Retail Investor Conferences.com presentation is available for on-demand viewing. Gil Van Bokkelen, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Athersys, presented to retail investors through the virtual investor conference platform. To view the archived presentation, click on www.retailinvestorconferences.com. The Company's presentation will be available for 30 days. Investors may download shareholder materials from the "virtual trade booth" for the next three weeks. About Athersys Athersys is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life. The Company is developing MultiStem®, a patented, adult-derived "off-the-shelf" stem cell product platform for multiple disease indications, including damage caused by myocardial infarction, bone marrow transplantation and oncology treatment support, ischemic stroke, and inflammatory bowel disease. The Company is also developing a portfolio of other therapeutic programs, including orally active pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of metabolic and central nervous system disorders, utilizing proprietary technologies, including Random Activation of Gene Expression (RAGE®). Athersys has forged several key strategic alliances and collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as world-renowned research institutions in the United States and Europe to further develop its platform and products. More information is available at www.athersys.com. About Retail Investor Conferences.com RetailInvestorConferences.com, created by BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire and MUNCmedia, is the first monthly virtual investor conference series that provides an interactive forum for presenting companies to meet directly with retail investors using a graphically-enhanced online platform. Designed to replicate the look and feel of location-based investor conferences, Retail Investor Conferences unites PR Newswire's leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting's extensive retail investor audience network and MUNCmedia's sophisticated retail investor targeting. SOURCE Athersys, Inc.