NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dear NeoStem Shareholders, NeoStem (Nasdaq:NBS), a leader in the emerging cellular therapy market, continues to position itself for success through scientific discovery, a diversified product development pipeline that addresses cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases as well as regenerative medicine, an expanding contract development and manufacturing business that serves as its revenue generating arm, and a professional and experienced management team. We are proud to be at the forefront of a paradigm shift in medicine toward cell therapy – a shift away from treating disease with drugs and toward treating disease with our own cells; a shift away from treating symptoms and toward cures for illnesses that cause the most suffering; a shift away from chemical drug development and toward looking inside ourselves to understand and then amplify our bodies' natural repair mechanism. We firmly believe that the future of medicine emanates from within each of us and NeoStem is dedicated to unlocking the potential of cellular therapy for humankind. NeoStem prides itself on not being "just another biotech company." In the ever-changing global economy, ingenuity is rewarded. We are building the Company based on the foundation and sector expertise provided by our contract development and manufacturing subsidiary, Progenitor Cell Therapy ("PCT"). As a leader in the cell therapy industry in-process development innovation and cost effective scale-up, PCT supports NeoStem's internal development of its therapeutic programs. Our investments in our therapeutic pipeline, which we have approached with scientific discipline and business and market analysis, include significant opportunities which are protected by an expanding intellectual property portfolio, positioning the Company for dynamic partner collaborations. As more cellular therapies enter clinical trials and therapies start to become commercially available, scores of scientists, doctors and patients are awakening to a simple reality – cell therapies hold the potential to vanquish a plethora of diseases and dangerous medical conditions. NeoStem is dedicated to its leadership role in cellular therapy and we look forward to an amazing future built on the accomplishments of today.