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StemCells, Inc. to Participate in the 3rd Annual Growth Capital Expo MicroCap Investor Conference in Las Vegas, NV

NEWARK, Calif., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today that management will make a presentation on the Company's programs, pipeline and operations at the 3rd Annual Growth Capital Expo MicroCap Investor Conference, held May 3 – 5, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. The Company will be presenting at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 4.

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 webcasts through the following link:

http://wsw.com/webcast/gce3/stem

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® platform technology (purified human neural stem cells) as a potential treatment for chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). The Company's Pathway Study, a Phase II proof-of-concept trial in chronic cervical SCI is actively enrolling at thirteen sites in the U.S. and Canada. Six-month interim data for the first cohort of the Pathway Study showed the first-ever clinical evidence of a treatment effect improving both upper muscle strength and motor function following cellular transplant in spinal cord injury. Top-line data from the Company's earlier Phase I/II clinical trial in chronic thoracic SCI showed measurable gains involving multiple sensory modalities and segments in seven of twelve patients enrolled in the study, including the conversion of two patients from the complete AIS-A spinal cord injury to the incomplete AIS-B spinal cord injury. The Company has also completed its Phase I/II clinical trial in geographic atrophy, the most advanced form of dry age related macular degeneration. Top-line results from this study show a positive safety profile and favorable preliminary efficacy data. 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. A Phase I study in children with Batten’s disease showed that transplantation of the cells into the brain was safe and resulted in long term survival of the 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, 2015 and in its subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.


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

Source:StemCells, Inc.