International Stem Cell Corporation is Valued at $33 Million Market Value by Edison Investment Research

Carlsbad, California, UNITED STATES

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB:ISCO) ("ISCO" or "the Company"), a California-based clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, announced today that it has been valued at $33 million, up from $27 million in May 2017, by Edison Investment Research (“Edison”), a world-renowned investment intelligence firm with more than one hundred analysts, investment experts, and roadshow professionals, based in offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney, and Wellington. The research report is available on Edison’s website and can be accessed here. The report features an analysis of ISCO’s financial data, along with an investment summary that showcases the company’s cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease and Traumatic Brain Injury as a key industry differentiator.

"We are pleased with the progress of our clinical trials, as well as the overall business strategy we’ve been able to secure. This steady increase in revenue, in addition to the continued safety and efficacy of our stem cell therapy is what positions us as one of the leaders in the field of regenerative medicine," commented Russell Kern, PhD, executive vice president and chief scientific officer of ISCO.

About International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the use or destruction of viable human embryos. ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenetic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells for hundreds of millions of individuals of differing genders, ages and racial background with minimal immune rejection after transplantation. hpSCs offer the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology (, and stem cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care ( More information is available at

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The Edison report was sponsored by the Company.

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International Stem Cell Corporation
Dr. Russell Kern
EVP, Chief Scientific Officer
(760) 940-6383