SHANGHAI, China and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (Nasdaq:CBMG) ("CBMG" or the "Company"), a biomedicine firm engaged in the development of effective treatments for degenerative and cancerous diseases, today announced that it has been selected to be included in the broad-market Russell 3000® Index. This inclusion will become effective when Russell Investments Group reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. indexes on June 26, 2015.
"The inclusion of Cellular Biomedicine Group in the Russell 3000® Index is a significant milestone for our Company," said Tony (Bizuo) Liu, Chief Financial Officer of Cellular Biomedicine Group. "It is a testament to our achievements in our immuno-oncology cell therapy and stem cell therapy platforms to date and it will provide us with improved investor visibility as we continue to communicate our progress in developing important therapies and solutions for large patient population groups in China and the U.S."
The Russell 3000® Index encompasses the 3,000 largest U.S.-traded stocks by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes. This weighted index by market capitalization was constructed to provide a comprehensive barometer of the broad market and it now represents approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. Membership in this index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies.
About Cellular Biomedicine Group
Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative diseases and cancers. Our developmental stem cell, progenitor cell, and immune cell projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our flagship GMP facility in China, consisting of eight independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com
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