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Athersys to Present at New York Stem Cell Summit '13

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Athersys to Present at New York Stem Cell Summit '1309:00 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013CLEVELAND, Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHX) announced today that it will present at the 8th Annual New York Stem Cell Summit '13 Conference to be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in New York City. As part of a panel entitled, "Disrupting the Pharma Model with Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapies," Athersys' participation is as follows:Event:8th Annual New York Stem Cell Summit '13Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013Time: 9:10 a.m. Eastern Standard TimeLocation: Battery Gardens in Battery Park, New YorkAbout Athersys Athersys is a clinical stage biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life. The Company is developing its MultiStem® cell therapy product, a patented, adult-derived "off-the-shelf" stem cell product platform for disease indications in the cardiovascular, neurological, inflammatory and immune disease areas. The Company currently has several clinical stage programs involving MultiStem, including for treating inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic stroke, damage caused by myocardial infarction, and for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease. Athersys has also developed a diverse portfolio that includes other technologies and product development opportunities, and has forged strategic partnerships and collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as world-renowned research institutions in the United States and Europe to further develop its platform and products. More information is available at www.athersys.com. The Athersys, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4548CONTACT: William (B.J.) Lehmann, J.D. President and Chief Operating Officer Tel: (216) 431-9900 bjlehmann@athersys.com Investor Relations: Lisa M. Wilson In-Site Communications Tel: (917) 543-9932 lwilson@insitecony.com