Researchers From University of Texas Health Science Center and Athersys, Inc. Present Preclinical Data Illustrating Potential Benefits of MultiStem(R) for Treating Stroke  
2/10/2011 10:22:08 AM

HOUSTON and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) presented new research results at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference that demonstrated how MultiStem®, a novel stem cell therapy being developed by Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX), provided multiple benefits when administered in preclinical models of ischemic stroke. The study, conducted by leading researchers from the Department of Neurology at the UTHealth Medical School working in collaboration with scientists at Athersys, illustrated the potential benefits of MultiStem therapy for treating stroke. Researchers observed that intravenous administration of MultiStem one day after a stroke reduced inflammatory damage in the brain and resulted in a significant improvement in motor skills.