EXTON, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isolagen(TM), Inc. announced today that all injections have been completed in the Phase II/III Study IT-A-008 investigating Isolagen Therapy(TM) for the treatment of moderate to severe facial acne scars. Further, approximately half of all of the study participants have completed the final observation visit. Isolagen anticipates the acne study will conclude in the first quarter of 2009.
"The second half of 2008 has been very productive for Isolagen as we continue to deliver on our clinical milestones on time and with positive results," said Declan Daly, Chief Executive Officer of Isolagen. "We previously announced positive top-line results from our pivotal Phase III wrinkle study and positive results from our open label Phase II study of the full face. We are very excited that our acne program is progressing on time and we believe the dermatology community will be very interested in this data early next year because of the unmet need for a minimally invasive acne scar treatment. Our current priority is to gain additional funding and secure a strategic partner to help us deliver on the exciting clinical promise of the Isolagen therapy in all of these areas."
About the Isolagen Process(TM) and Isolagen Therapy(TM)
The Isolagen Process(TM) is an innovative cellular processing system which creates a natural, living cell therapy. By multiplying a patient's own collagen-producing cells or fibroblasts into tens of millions of new cells, a personalized treatment is created which is then returned to the patient's skin. This treatment, known as the Isolagen Therapy(TM), is designed to improve skin damage caused by the normal effects of aging, sun damage, acne and burns.
About Isolagen, Inc.
Isolagen(TM), Inc. is an aesthetic and therapeutic company committed to developing and commercializing scientific advances and innovative technologies. The company's technology platform includes the Isolagen Process(TM), a cell processing system for skin and tissue rejuvenation which is currently in clinical development for a broad range of aesthetic and therapeutic applications including wrinkles, acne scars, burns and periodontal disease. Isolagen also commercializes a scientifically-advanced line of skincare systems through its majority-owned subsidiary, Agera(R) Laboratories, Inc. For additional information, please visit http://www.isolagen.com.
Isolagen Forward Looking Statements
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements in this press release, include, without limitation, the timely completion of the overall acne study, the timely completion of the Company's Phase III wrinkle study, and the Company's ability to raise additional funding, whether through strategic partners, financing, or otherwise. While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under Item 1A "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, as updated in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed since the annual report. We operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, thus new or unforeseen risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements. Readers are also urged to carefully review and consider the other various disclosures in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, as well as other public filings with the SEC since such date.
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