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Cellular Biomedicine Group to Release CAR-T for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Phase I Clinical Trial Data at 2015 European Cancer Congress

SHANGHAI, China and PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CBMG) ("CBMG" or the "Company"), a biomedicine firm engaged in the development of effective stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases and immunotherapies for cancer, today announced a scheduled poster presentation during the 2015 European Cancer Congress (ECCO) annual meeting to be held in Vienna, Austria from September 25-29, 2015.

The presentation will detail PLAGH/CBMG's Phase I clinical trial data using Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T-Cells (CAR-T) targeting HER-1 for the treatment of patients with HER-1 expressing advanced relapsed/refractory Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). The CAR-T trial was designed and conducted by Chinese PLA General Hospital ("PLAGH", Beijing, also known as "301 Hospital"), led by Principal Investigator Wei Dong Han, MD, PhD, head of PLAGH's cancer immunotherapy department. Dr. Han and his research team have authored several CAR-T publications, including "Tolerance and Efficacy of Autologous or Donor-derived T-Cells Expressing CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptors in Adult B-ALL with Extramedullary Leukemia" and "Effective Response and Delayed Toxicities of Refractory Advanced Diffused Large B-cell Lymphoma Treated by CD20-directed Chimeric Antigen Receptor-modified T-cells". (OncoImmunology (Impact Factor: 6.28). 03/2015; DOI: 10.1080/2162402X.2015.1027469 and Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec;155(2):160-75. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2014.10.002) The Company previously announced positive clinical data from its Phase I clinical trials for CD19, CD20 and CD30 constructs targeting late-stage blood cancers.

Title: Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T-Cells for the immunotherapy of Patients with HER-1 Expressing Advanced Relapsed/Refractory Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Poster Session: Immunotherapy of Cancer, September 26 2015 from 16:45 to 18:45 (CEST)
Abstract Number: 516
Poster Number: P250
Location: Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre, Hall C
Presenter: Wei Dong Han, MD, PhD, Chinese PLA General Hospital

Company management will participate in the meeting and be available for discussions. Full detail of the presented data will be available on the Company website following the presentation.

About Cellular Biomedicine Group

Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative and cancerous diseases. Our developmental stem cell and Immuno-Oncology 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 six independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, trends, specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include risks inherent in doing business, trends affecting the global economy, including the devaluation of the RMB by China in August 2015 and other risks detailed from time to time in CBMG's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, quarterly reports on form 10-Q, current reports on form 8-K and annual reports on form 10-K. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "plans," "intends," "estimates," "potential," or "continue," or similar terms or the negative of these terms. Although CBMG believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will be obtained. CBMG does not have any obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

CONTACT: Sarah Kelly Director of Corporate Communications, CBMG +1 650 566-5064 sarah.kelly@cellbiomedgroup.com Vivian Chen Managing Director Investor Relations, Grayling +1 347 481-3711 vivian.chen@grayling.com

Source:Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc.