American CryoStem Announces Dr. Sanjay Batra as Chairman of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

EATONTOWN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American CryoStem Corporation (CRYO) (OTCQB:CRYO), a leading biotech company in the field of Regenerative Medicine, is pleased to announce today that Sanjay Batra, PhD, FACC has been appointed as Chairman of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Batra brings 20 years of global healthcare and entrepreneurial experience in biotech and large pharma. Dr. Batra was Vice President, R&D Pharmaceuticals, Asia-Pacific & Japan at Johnson & Johnson. Most recently, Dr. Batra served as President and CEO of Aesthetic Factors, LLC, an emerging company providing autologous, point-of-care therapies in Regenerative Medicine. In this role, Dr. Batra led the commercial growth of their platelet-rich plasma and autologous fat products and was instrumental in establishing the company as the science driven leader.

"It is a pleasure to have someone of Dr. Batra's experience lead our Medical & Scientific Advisory Board as we advance our 'best-in-class' tissue based products and services. Dr. Batra is highly accomplished and respected within the medical community and will no doubt make contributions while guiding our company across all segments of the Regenerative Medicine Industry," said John Arnone, Chairman of American CryoStem.

Dr. Batra stated, "I am very impressed with the technology platform and commercial applications pioneered by American CryoStem. The company has built a world-class team focused on the scientific advancement and commercialization of their technologies. I look forward to being part of an organization participating in one of the most rapidly emerging global markets in the health industry."

About American CryoStem: American CryoStem Corporation (OTCQB:CRYO) is a leading biotech company focused on marketing its clinical processing services and patented products for adipose (fat) tissue and adipose derived adult stem cells. Our clinical tissue processing, patented cell culture media products and tissue storage platform supports cosmetic and regenerative medicine applications being developed globally. The Company provides high quality, clinically processed viable cells, while at the same time developing cutting edge applications, therapies, patented laboratory products and services for consumer and commercial applications.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: American CryoStem Corporation John DiFolco 732-747-1007 www.americancryostem.comSource:American CryoStem Corp.