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BioTime (BTX)’s Subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd. Awarded $1.7 Million Grant From Israel’s Office Of The Chief Scientist


12/23/2013 9:28:05 AM

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ALAMEDA, Calif. & JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and its subsidiary Cell Cure Neurosciences Ltd. (Cell Cure) today announced that Cell Cure has been awarded a grant for 2014 of 6.1 million Shekels (approximately $1.74 million) from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) to help finance the development of OpRegen®, a cell-based therapeutic product in development by Cell Cure for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Cell Cure’s plans for the development of OpRegen® include completion of preclinical testing and filing an IND application to commence human clinical trials in 2014.

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