PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19 RRY Publications today announcedthat several stem cell experts, including Arnold Caplan, Ph.D., a professor ofbiology and general medicine services (oncology) at Case Western ReserveUniversity, Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D., a founding director of the W.M. KeckCenter for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers, The StateUniversity of New Jersey, Thomas R. Lyon, M.D., the chief of orthopaedicsurgery at Lutheran Medical Center and New York Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson,will be keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit on Feb. 26 at theHilton New York in New York City. The one-day conference will be the largestgathering of stem cell experts where there will be more than 40 companypresentations from leading executives in the area of stem cells. Industryanalyst Robin Young will also provide a 10-year market forecast for the stemcell industry.
Dr. Caplan and Robin Young, president of RRY Publications and theorganizer of the annual Stem Cell Summit, will provide welcoming remarks. Dr.Caplan has studied tissue engineering of mesenchymal tissue, skeletal tissuebiology, extracellular matrix and the aging of the skin. Young's update onthe 10-year market forecast for the industry will include his estimate for2008 that sales of stem cell products are expected to reach $87 million.
Drs. Young and Lyon will be luncheon keynote speakers. Dr. Young willdiscuss how stem cells are helping patients with life-threatening diseasestoday through the use of cord blood. Young is one of the world's outstandingneuroscientists and a leader in spinal cord injury research who has receivedvarious awards and acknowledgments, including being the first researcherelected to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame. He is also the doctor whofirst treated Christopher Reeve following a 1995 horseback-riding accident.Dr. Lyon trained at the prestigious Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and hassince developed a research center focusing on the fields of osteobiologics andorthopedic trauma.
New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson has been a stem cell proponent and willprovide closing remarks with Mr. Young. Paterson led the charge for severalcrucial issues for New York's future, proposing legislation for a $1 billionvoter-approved stem cell research initiative.
The 3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit will provide institutional investors,industry participants and researchers with a complete update on the stem cellindustry. Attendees will learn about the investment opportunities in the stemcell marketplace, the groundbreaking stem cell products physicians are usingtoday, and the growing market potential in terms of revenues. Moreinformation, including company presentations and attendee registrationdetails, is available at www.stemcellsummit.com.3rd Annual Stem Cell Summit Facts at a Glance What: Largest Gathering of Stem Cell Company Executives, Scientists, Investors and Physicians When: Feb. 26, 2008 Where: Hilton New York Trianon Ballroom 1335 Avenue of the Americas Who: The Stem Cell Summit is produced by RRY Publications Admission: $1,500 - at the door Information: For more information on presentation or sponsorship opportunities, call Lisa Carpenter at 877-817-6450 or send an e-mail to [email protected]
Additional information is available at www.stemcellsummit.com Sponsors: SpineSmith Partners LP Orthofix International, N.V. Blackstone Medical Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. Regenetech, Inc. StemCyte, Inc. TiGenix NV Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC New York City Bioscience Initiative