HAIFA, Israel, Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PLTR), a leading developer of placenta-based cell product candidates, today announced the Company's Chairman and CEO, Zami Aberman, will make two presentations and speak in panel discussions at the 10th Annual Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy Forum. The conference will take place on January 27 th through 29 th, 2014 in Washington D.C.

"We look forward to contributing to this year's Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy Forum by presenting our successful strategies in cell therapy development, manufacturing and clinical trials. This gathering, which includes the leaders in cell therapy science, investors, and regulators, is important to advancing the entire cell therapy industry to deliver much needed healthcare solutions," Mr. Aberman stated.

Mr. Aberman will be a panel member on the following sessions:
  • Date: Jan 28th, 2014, 10:15AM ET

Panel Discussion Topic: How are phase I/II C&GT companies "blocking and tackling" to prepare for commercialization? What are the key questions to ask your development and commercial teams before you reach phase III?
  • Date: Jan 28th, 2014, 05:20PM ET

Panel Discussion Topic: What are the key issues for consideration to assess the viability of such a business model?

Mr. Aberman will be the presenter for the following sessions: 
  • Date: Jan 29th, 2014, 10:55AM ET

Topic: 3D culturing of MSC opens new possibilities for screening, toxicology and diagnostics
  • Date: Jan 29th, 2014, 12:45PM ET

Focus Session 3 Case Study: The challenges in the design and implementation of a multi-national, FDA/EMA approved PAD clinical study

About Pluristem Therapeutics

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. is a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapies. The Company's patented PLX (PLacental eXpanded) cells are a drug delivery platform that releases a cocktail of therapeutic proteins in response to a host of local and systemic inflammatory and ischemic 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.

Pluristem has a strong intellectual property position, company-owned GMP certified manufacturing and research facilities, strategic relationships with major research institutions and a seasoned management team. For more information visit www.pluristem.com, the content of which is not part of this press release.

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CONTACT: Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.:                  Karine Kleinhaus, MD, MPH         Director of Investor Relations         1-914-512-4109         karinek@pluristem.com                  Daya Lettvin         Investor & Media Relations Director         +972-54-674-5580         daya@pluristem.com

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