HAIFA, Israel, March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc . (Nasdaq:PSTI) (DAX:PJT) (TASE:PLTR) announced today that over the next month, company executives will present at three leading financial events. The presentations follow the recent announcement of positive pre-clinical data from a muscle injury study, successful raise of gross proceeds of more than $40 million in a public offering on Nasdaq, as well as the news announced in January regarding the completion of a parallel scientific advisory process with the EMA and FDA regarding the company's planned clinical development program for PLX-PAD. As previously announced, Pluristem plans to conduct two clinical studies of PLX-PAD and to file the necessary regulatory documentation requesting the joint approval of the FDA-EMA for a Phase II/III study of PLX-PAD for critical limb ischemia (CLI) and a joint approval of the FDA and the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) in Germany to conduct a Phase II study for Intermittent Caludication (IC).

"Since our announcement back in January regarding the completion of the parallel scientific advisory process with the EMA and FDA and the completion of the recent fundraising, we have seen a rapid increase in interest in our Company from the financial, investment and scientific communities," said Zami Aberman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pluristem. "These presentations will enable us to discuss the competitive advantages of our platform, as well our planned product portfolio, with a number of strategic target audiences."

Over the next month, Pluristem will be presenting at the following conferences:

About Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (DAX:PJT) is the world's leading developer of placenta-based cell therapies. The company's patented PLX (PLacental eXpanded) cells drug delivery platform releases a cocktail of therapeutic proteins in response to a host of local and systemic inflammatory diseases. PLX cells are grown using the company's proprietary 3D micro-environmental technology and are an off-the-shelf product that requires no tissue matching prior to administration. Data from phase I/IIa studies indicate Pluristem's first PLX product, PLX-PAD, is potentially safe and effective for the treatment of end stage Peripheral Artery Disease. Pluristem's pre-clinical animal models have demonstrated PLX cells are also potentially effective in nerve pain and muscle damage when administered locally and in inflammatory bowel disease, MS and stroke when administered systemically.

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