HAIFA, Israel, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PLTR), a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapies, announced today that it will host an investor breakfast on Wednesday, July 23 in New York City. Prof. Baha M. Sibai, MD, a renowned expert in preeclampsia, will present an overview of this disorder, a leading cause of maternal deaths and premature births. Pluristem's CEO, Zami Aberman, will then speak about the potential of Pluristem's cells to treat this unmet medical need.
The presentations, followed by a question-and-answer session, will be webcast live beginning at 8am Eastern Time. The webcast and accompanying presentation materials will be accessible live at http://lifesci.rampard.com/20140723/.
Preeclampsia is one of the leading known causes of premature births, stillbirths and early neonatal and maternal deaths. If left untreated it can progress to eclampsia, the life-threatening occurrence of seizures during pregnancy. The only definitive treatment for preeclampsia is abortion or delivery. The disease occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy, and is characterized by high blood pressure and significant amounts of protein in the urine or other signs of organ dysfunction. According to the American Society of Hypertension, preeclampsia costs the U.S. alone more than $7 billion annually, and globally it causes between 50-70,000 maternal and approximately 500,000 infant deaths each year.
About Pluristem Therapeutics
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. is a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapies. The Company's patented PLX (PLacental eXpanded) cells are a protein delivery platform that releases a cocktail of therapeutic proteins in response to inflammation or ischemia. PLX cells are grown using the Company's proprietary 3D micro-environmental technology and are an "off-the-shelf" product that requires no tissue matching prior to administration.
Pluristem has a strong intellectual property position, Company-owned GMP certified manufacturing and research facilities, strategic relationships with major research institutions and a seasoned management team. For more information visit www.pluristem.com, the content of which is not part of this press release.
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