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Athersys to Participate in International Stroke Conference and BioProcess International

Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHX), a cell therapy and regenerative medicine company developing MultiStem® (invimestrocel) for critical care indications, announced today its participation in two upcoming conferences, the International Stroke Conference 2023 (ISC) from February 8-10, 2023 in Houston, TX and BioProcess International US West from February 27-March 2, 2023 in San Diego, CA. Any registered attendees interested in meeting with Athersys at either conference can contact Ellen Gurley at to set up a meeting.

Hosted by the American Heart Association, ISC is the world’s premier meeting for clinicians and scientists dedicated to advancing research and treatment of cerebrovascular disease and brain health. Attending the conference provides the opportunity to collaborate with thousands of colleagues in the stroke field from around the world. Please visit for additional information and registration.

Additionally, Senthil Ranganathan, Vice President of Technical Operations, will be attending and speaking at the BioProcess International US West conference in San Diego. On March 1, Senthil will be giving a talk titled, “The Path to Commercialization of an Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy: a MultiStem® Perspective.” Details on his session are below. Please visit for additional information and registration.


The Path to Commercialization of an Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy: a MultiStem® Perspective


Wednesday, March 1, 2023


11:00 AM Pacific Time


San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

About Athersys

Athersys is a biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life. The Company is developing its MultiStem® cell therapy product, a patented, adult-derived “off-the-shelf” stem cell product, initially for disease indications in the neurological, inflammatory and immune, and other critical care indications and has several ongoing clinical trials evaluating this potential regenerative medicine product. Athersys has forged strategic partnerships and a broad network of collaborations to further advance MultiStem cell therapy toward commercialization. Investors and others should note that we may post information about the Company on our website at and/or on our accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media platforms. It is possible that the postings could include information deemed to be material information. Therefore, we encourage investors, the media and others interested in the Company to review the information we post on our website at and on our social media accounts. Follow Athersys on Twitter at Information that we may post about the Company on our website and/or on our accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media platforms may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained on our website and/or on our accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social media platforms, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About MultiStem®

MultiStem® (invimestrocel) cell therapy is a patented regenerative medicine product in clinical development that has shown the ability to promote tissue repair and healing in a variety of ways, such as through the production of therapeutic factors in response to signals of inflammation and tissue damage. MultiStem therapy’s potential for multidimensional therapeutic impact distinguishes it from traditional biopharmaceutical therapies focused on a single mechanism of benefit. The therapy represents a unique "off-the-shelf" stem cell product that can be manufactured in a scalable manner, may be stored for years in frozen form, and is administered without tissue matching or the need for immune suppression. Based upon its efficacy profile, its novel mechanisms of action, and a favorable and consistent tolerability demonstrated in clinical studies, we believe that MultiStem therapy could provide a meaningful benefit to patients, including those suffering from serious diseases and conditions with unmet medical need.



Ellen Gurley

Manager of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

LHA Investor Relations

Tirth T. Patel


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