HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 08, 2010) - Power3 Medical Products, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRM), a leading proteomics company focused on the development of innovative diagnostic tests in the fields of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the stock of Rozetta-Cell Life Sciences, Inc. Power3 plans to effectuate the acquisition of Rozetta-Cell by merging Rozetta-Cell with and into Power3, with Power3 remaining as the surviving company in the merger. The acquisition of Rozetta-Cell is expected to be completed in October or November 2010.
Rozetta-Cell is a medical biotechnology company that focuses on the delivery and imaging of stem cells during therapy. The company has a robust intellectual property portfolio and has created numerous products for adult stem cell therapy that are ready for market globally. Rozetta-Cell also has several collaborations in process through which it is partnering with industry-leading adult stem cell research companies and adult stem cell vendors.
"We are very excited to be acquiring Rozetta-Cell Life Sciences," stated Ira L. Goldknopf, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Power3 Medical Products, Inc. "Rozetta-Cell brings us a tremendous amount of complementary adult stem cell therapy technology, know-how and experience. With the addition of Rozetta-Cell, Power3 will significantly strengthen its IP portfolio in a major growth market by merging regenerative medicine with the technologies that we are using to identify disease-specific protein biomarkers and develop them into screening and diagnostic tests to address unmet medical needs."
Completion of the merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt by the parties of all necessary board and shareholder approvals and third party consents. There can be no assurance that these conditions will be met or that the merger will be completed.
Power3 Medical Products
Power3 Medical Products, Inc. is a leading bio-technology company focused on the development of innovative diagnostic tests in the fields of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Power3 applies proprietary methodologies to discover and identify protein biomarkers associated with diseases. Through these processes, Power3 has developed a portfolio of products including BC-SeraPro™, a proteomic blood serum test for the early detection of breast cancer for which it has completed Phase I clinical trials, and NuroPro®, a proteomic blood serum test for the detection of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS diseases, for which it is currently engaged in Phase II clinical trials. These tests are designed to analyze an individual's proteins to detect the presence of disease, a patient's disease progression, a patient's response to a particular drug, and the mechanisms of disease present in the patient for optimal targeted therapy.
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