HAIFA, Israel, June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI) (TASE:PSTI), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, announced today that new data from its non-human primates (NHP) pilot study evaluating PLX-R18 as a treatment for Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS), will be presented at the RITN (Radiation Injury Treatment Network) conference next month. The company recently reported positive data from the study, which was conducted and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Racheli Ofir, Ph.D., VP Research, will give a presentation titled "Placenta-Derived PLX-R18 Stromal Cells as Mitigators of H-ARS" at the RITN conference on July 26 th at 1pm. The RITN conference provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for victims of radiation exposure or other marrow toxic injuries and will take place on July 25-26 in Rockville, Maryland.

About Pluristem Therapeutics

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. is a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products. The Company has reported robust clinical trial data in multiple indications for its patented PLX (PLacental eXpanded) cells and is entering late-stage trials in several indications. The cell products release a range of therapeutic proteins in response to inflammation, ischemia, hematological disorders, and radiation damage. PLX cell products are grown using the Company's proprietary three-dimensional expansion technology. They are off-the-shelf, requiring no tissue matching prior to administration.

Pluristem has a strong intellectual property position; Company-owned and operated, GMP-certified manufacturing and research facilities; strategic relationships with major research institutions; and a seasoned management team.

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Contact:Karine Kleinhaus, MD, MPHDivisional VP, North America1-914-512-4109karinek@pluristem.comEfrat KaduriHead of Investor and Public Relations972-74-7108600efratk@pluristem.com

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