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Institute for Cellular Medicine's Costa Rican Stem Cell Treatment Facility to Close

6/7/2010 7:12:00 AM

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - 06/04/10) - After five years of performing stem cell research and treatments in Costa Rica, Dr. Riordan announced that the Institute for Cellular Medicine's Costa Rican facility will be closing. All operations will be transitioned to the Company's existing facilities in Panama.

"We have treated over 400 patients under strict medical guidelines and in partnership with the top medical practitioners and hospitals in Costa Rica," says Dr. Neil Riordan, founder of the clinic. "Despite our demonstrated success and due care in bringing these promising medical treatments to reality in full compliance with the laws and regulations of Costa Rica, it has been obvious that we are not welcome by the health ministry. We therefore have no choice but to close our operations and relocate to our existing facilities in Panama. We thank all of our patients who have supported and believed in us for all these years and we invite them to contact the Stem Cell Institute in Panama for continued follow up and care."

Dr. Riordan has recently expanded his research and development facilities in Panama at the prestigious City of Knowledge, an international technology park. Additionally, in joint cooperation with the Punta Pacifica Hospital, the Stem Cell Institute now has the capacity to treat over 200 patients per month.

In addition to his offshore treatment and research operations, Dr. Riordan has recently launched Stem-Kine, a nutritional supplement that has been clinically demonstrated to increase circulating stem cells.

Dr. Riordan concludes, "Since 2005, we have demonstrated success in using adult stem cells to treat serious disorders and we are gaining increasing recognition in the scientific community. Now, with the introduction of Stem-Kine, we have a natural product that is commercially available to increase the levels of stem cells in the bloodstream, cells that play a key role in health and regenerative capabilities. Although we are saddened by the closure of our facility in Costa Rica, we are proud of our accomplishments and the advancements we continue to make in the field of adult stem cells."

About Stem Cell Institute

The Stem Cell Institute offers adult stem cell therapy for patients suffering from a variety of degenerative conditions. Results from its therapies have been documented in several leading publications and media articles including a recent peer-reviewed journal article demonstrating profound recovery of a patient with heart failure.

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About Stem-Kine

Stem-Kine, a product of Aidan Products, has been touted in scientific journals as the most effective nutritional supplement available at mobilizing stem cells for an extended period of time. In peer-reviewed literature, Stem-Kine has been demonstrated to cause a 100% increase in endothelial progenitor cells with a 50-90% increase in CD133+ and CD34+ stem cells.

Stem-Kine is a food supplement only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Aidan Products

Aidan Products was founded in 2001 by Neil Riordan, PhD, a renowned research scientist and stem cell pioneer who holds dozens of US and international patents and pending patents on his products and treatment methods. Aidan Products' mission is to provide the highest quality and most effective nutraceutical supplements available. Contact:

Contact: Stem Cell Institute (800) 980-STEM Stem-Kine Aidan Products 2223 West Pecos Road, Suite 6 Chandler, AZ 85229 (800) 529-0269

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