In a 37-page Initiation Report by LifeSci Advisors, we explain the commercial value of the company's actively marketed products plus the scientific basis and commercial prospects for the therapeutic programs coming out of Cytomedix's proprietary cell therapy program using ALDH Bright Cells. On February 8, 2012, Cytomedix announced the acquisition of Aldagen, Inc., a private company developing therapies based around the ALDH Bright Cell technology. All of the clinical programs acquired in the Aldagen deal are based on the use of a proprietary process to isolate a particular group of stem cells derived from bone marrow. These cells express high levels of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), and are known as ALDH Bright (ALDH(br)) Cells. Cells with high ALDH activity have been shown to be very potent in their ability to help regenerate tissue, especially through the promotion of angiogenesis.
Dr. McDonald's full Initiation Report is available to download at no cost at the LifeSci Advisors website, www.lifesciadvisors.com. In addition to this Initiation Report, LifeSci Advisors will also provide ongoing coverage and event-based research updates on the Company as developments occur.
The LifeSci Advisors research team is led by Dr. Andrew I. McDonald, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to co-founding LSA, Dr. McDonald was the Senior Biotechnology Analyst at Great Point Partners, a leading health care investment firm with over $500 million under management. Before Great Point, he was Co-Head of Healthcare Research and Lead Biotechnology Analyst at ThinkEquity Partners, a boutique investment banking firm focused on growth companies. Dr. McDonald holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and, earlier in his career, worked as a medicinal chemist at both Pfizer and Cytokinetics.
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The research report described in this press release is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities. The securities discussed in LSA research reports may be unsuitable for some investors depending on their specific investment objectives, financial status, risk profile, or particular needs. Investors should consider LSA reports as only a single factor in making their investment decisions and should not rely solely on these reports in evaluating whether or not to buy or sell the securities of the subject company. LifeSci Advisors has been compensated by the company that is the subject of the report described and future research reports, investor relations services, and general consulting services. Please read each report's full disclosures and analyst background on the LSA website, www.lifesciadvisors.com, before investing. LifeSci Advisors is not a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer.
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