CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vericel Corporation (Nasdaq:VCEL), a leading developer of autologous expanded cell therapies for the treatment of patients with serious diseases and conditions, today announced that Nick Colangelo, president and CEO, will present at the 28th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at the Lotte New York Palace in New York City, NY on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 1:00pm Eastern time. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed from the news and events section of the Vericel website: www.vcel.com/events. About Vericel Corporation Vericel develops, manufactures, and markets autologous expanded cell therapies for the treatment of patients with serious diseases and conditions. The company markets two cell therapy products in the United States. Carticel® (autologous cultured chondrocytes) is an autologous chondrocyte implant for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee in patients who have had an inadequate response to a prior arthroscopic or other surgical repair procedure. Epicel® (cultured epidermal autografts) is a permanent skin replacement for the treatment of patients with deep dermal or full thickness burns greater than or equal to 30% of total body surface area. Vericel is also developing two additional cell products. MACI® (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) is a third generation autologous chondrocyte implant intended to treat cartilage defects in the knee. Ixmyelocel T is an autologous multicellular therapy intended to treat advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). For more information, please visit the company's website at www.vcel.com. Epicel ®, Carticel ®, and MACI ® are registered trademarks of Vericel Corporation. © Vericel Corporation. All rights reserved.