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Cellular Biomedicine Group Achieves 50% Enrollment Milestone in Phase I Clinical Trial for Knee Osteoarthritis


5/20/2013 9:42:25 AM

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PALO ALTO, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Biomedicine Group (OTCQB: CBMG) today announced that it has achieved 50% enrollment of the total projected enrollment required for its Phase I trial to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of the medical technology haMPC (Human Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells) therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA). To date the trial has had no Severe Adverse Effect (SAE) reported.

The Phase I open label clinical research trial for KOA, registered with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) under number NCT01809769 (click here to view), tests the safety and efficacy of intra-articular injections of autologous (patient's own) haMPC in order to reduce inflammation and regenerate damaged joint tissues. This trial is conducted at Shanghai Renji Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in China.

"This patient enrollment achievement in our clinical trial is an exciting milestone for CBMG. We anticipate that enrollment will continue to move quickly and the study is on schedule to complete its Phase I clinical trial," said Dr. William Cao, President of Cellular Biomedicine Group.

About Cellular Biomedicine Group
Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative diseases and cancers. Our developmental stem cell, progenitor cell, and immune cell projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our flagship GMP facility, consisting of eight independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, trends, specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, risk factors inherent in doing business. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "plans," "intends," "estimates," "potential," or "continue," or similar terms or the negative of these terms. Although CBMG believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will be obtained. CBMG does not have any obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

Contact:
Jeff Ramson
Investor Relations
ProActive Capital Group
+1 646-863-6341

Sarah Kelly
Director of Corporate Communications, CBMG
+1 650 566 5064
sarah.kelly@cellbiomedgroup.com

SOURCE Cellular Biomedicine Group



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