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StemCells, Inc. to Participate at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference

NEWARK, Calif., May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today that management will make a presentation on the Company's programs, pipeline and operations at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference. Management is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, May 28, at The Grand Hyatt New York Hotel, in the Imperial room, located at 109 E 42nd Street in New York City.

A live webcast of the presentation 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://wsw.com/webcast/marcum3/stem. A replay will also be accessible for 90 days through the Company's website.

About the Marcum MicroCap Conference

The Marcum MicroCap Conference is dedicated to providing a forum where publicly traded companies under $500 million in market capitalization can network with the investment community. The conference features presentations by CEOs and CFOs from six principal industry sectors and provides investors with the opportunity to meet with management of these companies on a one-on-one basis. Industry sectors include Technology, Media & Internet; Software & Business Services; Life Science & Healthcare; Retail & Consumer Products; Energy & Natural Resources; and Industrials. The conference additionally includes a full agenda of panel discussions on issues of strategic importance to small cap issuers and investors, moderated by industry leaders.

The Marcum MicroCap Conference attracts fund managers and high net worth investors focusing on small cap equities. Over 2,000 participants from all segments of the microcap market attend each year, including senior management, finance and legal executives, venture and lower middle-market private equity investors, institutional investors, directors, investment bankers, buy- and sell-side analysts, and service providers to the microcap marketplace.

For complete information about the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference, visit www.marcumllp.com/microcap.

About StemCells, Inc.

StemCells, Inc. is currently engaged in clinical development of its platform technology, HuCNS-SC® (purified human neural stem cells) as a potential treatment for disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). Top line data from the Company's Phase I/II clinical trial in thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) showed measurable gains involving multiple sensory modalities and segments, including the conversion of 2 of 7 patients enrolled in the study with complete injuries (AIS A) converting to incomplete injuries (AIS B), post-transplant. In addition to the completion of the Phase I/II thoracic SCI study and the ongoing Phase II PathwayTM study for cervical spinal cord injuries, StemCells, Inc. has completed enrollment in its Phase I/II clinical trial in geographic atrophy of age-related macular degeneration (GA-AMD), the most severe form of dry AMD and the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Based upon interim results for patients who had completed twelve months of follow-up, the Company reported reductions in the rate of progression in GA as compared to the untreated eye and 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 by MRI. 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, 2014 and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.

CONTACT: Greg Schiffman StemCells, Inc. Chief Financial Officer (510) 456-4128 Lena Evans Russo Partners (212) 845-4262

Source:StemCells, Inc.