ViaCyte to Present at Healthcare Events in April and May

/ViaCyte to Present at Healthcare Events in April and May

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2016 ViaCyte, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company with the first pluripotent stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetes in clinical-stage development, today announced four presentations at upcoming healthcare events.

Details of the presentations are as follows:

Event:              GTCbio Diabetes Summit 2016: 9th Diabetes Drug Discovery & Development Conference
Speaker:          Dr. Kevin D’Amour, Vice President, Research, and Chief Scientific Officer
Date/Time:      April 26, 9:15 a.m. EDT
Location:         Boston, Massachusetts

Event:              City of Hope Stem Cell Seminar Series
Speaker:          Dr. Kevin D’Amour, Vice President, Research, and Chief Scientific Officer
Date/Time:      May 5, 12:00 p.m. PDT
Location:         Duarte, California

Event:              Sanford Health’s Annual Alex Rabinovitch Type 1 Diabetes Symposium
Speaker:          Dr. Howard Foyt, Vice President, Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer
Date/Time:      May 9, 11:30 a.m. CDT
Location:         Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Event:              The World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Congress 2016
Speaker:          Dr. Mark Zimmerman, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Date/Time:      May 20, 9:50 a.m. BST
Location:         London, United Kingdom

ViaCyte’s VC-01™ product candidate, a first-in-class cell replacement therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes, is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 trial called STEP ONE, or Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of VC-01 Combination Product in Type One Diabetes.  More info on the clinical trial is here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02239354.

For more information about ViaCyte’s participation in industry events, please visit: http://viacyte.com/news-events-2/viactye-events/

About ViaCyte

ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company focused on developing a novel cell replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetes.  ViaCyte is conducting a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of the Company’s lead VC-01 product candidate in patients with type 1 diabetes who have minimal to no insulin-producing beta cell function.  ViaCyte’s VC-01 combination product candidate is based on the production of pancreatic progenitor cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells.  These progenitor cells are implanted in a durable and retrievable encapsulation device.  Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other regulatory factors in response to blood glucose levels.  The VC-01 product candidate is being developed as a potential long-term diabetes treatment with the goal of reducing the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications without requiring long-term immune suppression.

ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California with additional operations in Athens, Georgia.  The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF.

For more information please visit www.viacyte.com.  Connect with ViaCyte here: www.twitter.com/viacyte and www.facebook.com/viacyte.

2016-04-20T06:05:55+00:00