American CryoStem Welcomes Noted Cryopreservation Expert, Dr. Dayong Gao, to Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

EATONTOWN, N.J., June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American CryoStem Corporation (OTCQB:CRYO), a leading strategic developer, marketer and global licensor of patented adipose tissue-based cellular technologies for the Regenerative and Personalized Medicine industries, today announced that Dayong Gao, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Company's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Gao is a world-renowned Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been actively engaged in cryopreservation research for more than 20 years, with specific emphasis on fundamental and applied cryobiology, which is the investigation of mechanisms in cryoinjury and cryoprotection with respect to living biological systems at low temperatures; with the development of optimal methods and technologies for the cryopreservation; and with the banking of living cells and tissues for biomedical applications. 

Dr. Gao has published 175 research papers in prestigious scientific/biomedical journals, with over 250 papers/abstracts in conference proceedings. He has obtained 16 patents, and authored two scientific books and numerous chapters in 17 scientific books. He currently serves on the Editorial Board, as Editor-in-Chief, of six scientific journals, and is the Editor of the Cryopreservation Engineering section of Biopreservation and Biobanking. His research in cryobiology and cryopreservation has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Whitaker Foundation, the Washington Research Foundation and the Kentucky Science Foundation, among others. Dr. Gao graduated with B.Sc. degree from the University of Science and Technology in China, and received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Gao said, "My initial meeting in New Jersey with management and the laboratory team, along with the review of their scientific procedures, revealed the highest quality collection, processing and storage methodologies commercially available today. The Company's proprietary adult stem cell differentiation mediums and cell expansion methodology is cutting edge. I look forward to working with American CryoStem and its distinguished Medical and Scientific Advisory Board members to enhance the technical and commercial advancement of the Company's adipose tissue processing and storage technologies and platforms."

"Dr. Gao's unparalleled clinical research and expertise in the field of cryopreservation and its impact on implementing bio-banking protocol will provide invaluable guidance and enhancement of our Company's ongoing development and commercialization efforts," stated John S. Arnone, Chairman and CEO of American CryoStem Corporation.

About American CryoStem Corporation

A pioneer in the fields of Regenerative and Personalized Medicine, American CryoStem is a developer, marketer and global licensor of patented adipose tissue-based cellular technologies and related proprietary services with a focus on clinical processing, commercial bio-banking and application development for adipose (fat) tissue and autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs). The Company maintains a strategic portfolio of intellectual property and patent applications that form its Adipose Tissue Processing Platform, which supports and promotes a growing pipeline of biologic products and processes, clinical services and international licensing opportunities. Through its ACS Laboratories division, the Company operates an FDA registered, cGMP compliant human tissue processing, cryo-storage, cell culture and differentiation media development facility in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. 

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