StemCells, Inc. To Present At 2013 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today that President and CEO Martin McGlynn will present an update on the Company's programs and operations at the 15th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held February 11-12 in New York City. Mr. McGlynn is scheduled to speak at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 12.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available through the Company's corporate website at http://investor.stemcellsinc.com/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=86230&eventID=4909514 . Interested parties are encouraged to connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be necessary.  A replay will also be accessible for 90 days through the Company's website.

The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and assembles a select group of established public biotech companies, top public and private equity investors and members of the sell-side investment community, to explore the current investment landscape and opportunities in life sciences. In addition to plenary sessions and panel discussions on timely business topics and key therapeutic areas, the conference features presentations by leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as a number of nonprofit and venture philanthropy organizations. More information on the conference can be found at http://www.bio.org/bioceo .

About StemCells, Inc.

StemCells, Inc. is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of cell-based therapeutics and tools for use in stem cell-based research and drug discovery. The Company's lead therapeutic product candidate, HuCNS-SC® cells (purified human neural stem cells), is currently in development as a potential treatment for a broad range of central nervous system disorders.  In a Phase I clinical trial in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal myelination disorder in children, the Company has shown preliminary evidence of progressive and durable donor-derived myelination in all four patients transplanted with HuCNS-SC cells. The Company is conducting a Phase I/II clinical trial in chronic spinal cord injury in Switzerland and recently reported positive interim data for the first patient cohort. The Company is also conducting a Phase I/II clinical trial in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and is pursuing preclinical studies in Alzheimer's disease.  StemCells also markets stem cell research products, including media and reagents, under the SC Proven® brand. Further information about StemCells is available at http://www.stemcellsinc.com .

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Apart from statements of historical fact, the text of this press release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. securities laws, and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the clinical development of its HuCNS-SC cells; the Company's ability to commercialize drug discovery and drug development tools; and the future business operations of the Company. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. Such statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain assumptions that may or may not ultimately prove valid. The Company's actual results may vary materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties to which the Company is subject, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form   10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.
CONTACT: Rodney Young         StemCells, Inc.         Chief Financial Officer         (510) 456-4128                  Ian Stone         Russo Partners         (619) 308-6541

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