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StemCells, Inc. to Participate at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference

NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today that Management will make a presentation on the Company's programs and operations at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Management is scheduled to speak at 8:30 a.m. EST on Monday, February 9, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

A live webcast of the presentations will be available through the Company's corporate website http://www.stemcellsinc.com. Interested parties are encouraged to connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be necessary. In addition, you may directly access the webcast through the following link http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bio/ceoinvestor2015/67102124699.cfm. A replay will also be accessible for 90 days through the Company's website.

About StemCells, Inc.

StemCells, Inc. is currently engaged in clinical development of its HuCNS-SC (purified human neural stem cells) platform technology, as a potential treatment for diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. Interim data from the Company's Phase I/II clinical trial in thoracic spinal cord injury shows measurable gains involving multiple sensory modalities and segments in half of the subjects, two of whom converted from complete injury (AIS A) to incomplete injury (AIS B), post-transplant. Enrollment has recently commenced in the Company's Phase II clinical trial in cervical SCI. StemCells, Inc. has also completed enrollment and treatment in its Phase I/II clinical trial in geographic atrophy of age-related macular degeneration (GA-AMD), the most severe form of dry AMD, which is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Interim results for those subjects with 12 month follow-up post transplantation of HuCNS-SC cells into the eye, show a reduction in the rate of disease progression as compared to the control (untreated) eye and to the expected natural history of the disease. In a Phase I clinical trial in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal myelination disorder in children, the Company showed preliminary evidence of progressive and durable donor-derived myelination in all four patients transplanted with HuCNS-SC cells. Further information about StemCells, Inc. is available at http://www.stemcellsinc.com.

Apart from statements of historical fact, the text of this press release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. securities laws, and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. Such statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain assumptions that may or may not ultimately prove valid. The Company's actual results may vary materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties to which the Company is subject, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.

CONTACT: Greg Schiffman StemCells, Inc. Chief Financial Officer (510) 456-4128 Andrea Flynn Russo Partners (646) 942-5631

Source:StemCells, Inc.