SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medistem Inc. (OTCQB:MEDS), today announced that its shares of common stock are now listed on the OTC Markets Group's OTCQB marketplace. The company's shares were previously listed on the Pinksheets.
"Earlier this year, we undertook the task of becoming a fully reporting company and to uplist our shares from the Pinksheets to the OTCQB because we believe that greater transparency adds greater shareholder value," said Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Medistem. "Having accomplished these two objectives, our focus now shifts to beginning an FDA cleared Phase I clinical trial for Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) in the US. Also, as we previously announced, we anticipate filing additional Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications with the Food and Drug Administration for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Type 1 Diabetes."
About Medistem Inc.
Medistem Inc. is developing ERC-124, a universal stem cell product derived from the endometrium. ERC-124 possesses specialized abilities to stimulate new blood vessel formation and can differentiate into lung, liver, heart, brain, bone, cartilage, fat and pancreatic tissue. These unique properties have potential applications for treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), neurodegenerative diseases, liver failure, kidney failure, and diabetes. ERC-124 has been cleared by the FDA to begin a CLI clinical trial in the United States. In January 2012, the Company announced the initiation of its RECOVER-ERC (Non-Revascularizable IschEmic Cardiomyopathy treated with Retrograde COronary Sinus Venous DElivery of Cell TheRapy) clinical trial. This trial is being conducted at the Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia. The trial (which is not under FDA's jurisdiction) is a 60 patient double blind, placebo controlled study evaluating safety and efficacy of ERC-124 in end stage CHF patients.
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