PETACH TIKVA, Israel, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macrocure Ltd. (Nasdaq:MCUR), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing a novel therapeutic platform to address chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, today announced that it will participate in the upcoming Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) from May 3 - 7, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.
2015 ARVO Annual Meeting
- Title: GROWTH FACTOR CHARACTERIZATION OF LIVING HUMAN ACTIVATED LEUKOCYTE SUSPENSION (LHALS) AND EFFECT ON PRIMARY HUMAN CORNEAL EPITHELIAL CELL PROLIFERATION
- Program Number: 709
- Poster Board Number: C0257
- Author(s): Shah, Vivek1, Naumenko, Pavel1 , Zuloff-Shani, Adi1, Li, William2, Molyneaux, Michael1, 1Research & Development Macrocure, Ltd., Tenafly, NJ, United States; 2The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, MA, United States
- Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
- Time: 1:30-3:15 PM
- Presenter: Vivek Shah, PhD
- Venue: Colorado Convention Center; Exhibit Hall Poster Session
About Macrocure Ltd.
Macrocure Ltd. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing a novel therapeutic platform to address chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, such as DFUs and VLUs. The Company's novel approach is to treat and close chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds by injecting the human body's own wound healing and regenerative components directly into the wound itself.
Macrocure's lead product candidate, CureXcell, is a unique combination of living human white blood cells that have been activated to facilitate the healing process and stimulate wound closure. CureXcell addresses each phase of healing in the impaired wound, including the production of growth factors and other biochemical factors involved in fibroblast activation, cell migration and extracellular matrix production, stimulating the body's natural healing process. CureXcell is currently in two pivotal, Phase III, double-blind clinical trials targeting a broad indication for the treatment of all types of wounds below the knee. For more information, please visit: www.macrocure.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, such as statements regarding assumptions and results related to financial results forecasts, commercial results, clinical trials and regulatory authorizations. Forward-looking statements are based on Macrocure's current knowledge and its present beliefs and expectations regarding possible future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors including, but not limited to, unexpected results of clinical trials, delays or denial in regulatory approval process or additional competition in the market, including those risks discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Macrocure's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this announcement and Macrocure undertakes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law.
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