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Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc

Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc (LCTX)

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Current Price
1.00
Bid
-
Ask
-
Volume
797,629
1.00 Day's Range 1.06
0.8414 52 Week Range 1.61
Market Cap
Previous Close
1.03
Open
1.03
Last Trade
63254
@
1.05
Last Trade Time
Financial Volume
$ 811,733
VWAP
1.0177
Average Volume (3m)
1,021,514
Shares Outstanding
188,533,536
Dividend Yield
-
PE Ratio
-9.12
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
-0.11
Revenue
8.95M
Net Profit
-21.49M

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc

Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of degenerative diseases. The company's pipeline is based on two platform technologies including cell replacement and cell/drug delivery. Line... Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of degenerative diseases. The company's pipeline is based on two platform technologies including cell replacement and cell/drug delivery. Lineage's product candidate is OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelium transplant therapy for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, OPC1, a oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy for acute spinal cord injuries and VAC2, a allogeneic cancer immunotherapy of antigen-presenting dendritic cells for non-small cell lung cancer. Its lead cell delivery clinical program is Renevia, an investigational medical device developed as an alternative for whole adipose tissue transfer procedures. Show more

Sector
Biological Pds,ex Diagnstics
Industry
Biological Pds,ex Diagnstics
Website
Headquarters
Alameda, California, USA
Founded
1970
Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc is listed in the Biological Pds,ex Diagnstics sector of the American Stock Exchange with ticker LCTX. The last closing price for Lineage Cell Therapeutics was $1.03. Over the last year, Lineage Cell Therapeutics shares have traded in a share price range of $ 0.8414 to $ 1.61.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics currently has 188,533,536 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of Lineage Cell Therapeutics is $196.07 million. Lineage Cell Therapeutics has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -9.12.

LCTX Latest News

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LCTX Discussion

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Monksdream Monksdream 1 day ago
LCTX under $2
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Paulness Paulness 6 days ago
NEWS -- Lineage Announces Updates to 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium



Persons with Lived Experience Session Expanded to Include Michaela & Kyle DevinsClinical Session Expanded to Include NeuralinkPreclinical Session Expanded to Include Axonis, Novoron, Sania & Rewire Medical
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced updates to its 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium ("2nd SCIIS"). The 2nd SCIIS aims to accelerate development in SCI research and treatments by bringing together companies working in the development of treatments for SCI, with regulators, key opinion leaders, persons with lived experience, patient and community advocacy organizations, and the investment community, in order to discuss perspectives on current and future treatment alternatives, impact and support SCI disease awareness and clinical trial participation through the implementation of patient appropriate clinical endpoints, and broaden awareness of and investment of capital into SCI.

"Through our initiatives to raise awareness and increase collaboration in the field of spinal cord injury, we have encountered an enthusiastic response to this conference from a diverse and innovative group of companies and other stakeholders. While each of us has a preferred approach to how we can best support individuals living with SCI, common hurdles remain and this conference aims to provide a forum for collaborative problem-solving, as well serving as a one-stop educational opportunity for investors interested in this space," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. "We are excited to add a BCI-focused clinical session this year with the inclusion of Neuralink and several additional corporate presenters. We invite investors and others to register to join us in person in San Diego on June 26 and 27 for this unique coming together of a forward-thinking group of leaders in SCI product development."

Current confirmed speakers and moderating healthcare analysts (subject to change):

Richard G. Fessler, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, RUSH University Medical CenterJames D. Guest, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Professor, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineSteven Kirshblum, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Foundation, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolMarco Baptista, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationJerod & Hanna NiederMichaela & Kyle DevinsJack Allen, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Biotechnology, R.W. Baird & Co., Inc.Joseph Pantginis, Ph.D., Director of Research, Managing Director, Equity Research, H.C. Wainwright & Co., Inc.
Current presenters (subject to change):

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)Clinical companies

AbbVie, Inc.Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.Kringle PharmaNeuralinkNervGen Pharma Corp.ONWARD Medical N.V.
Preclinical companiesAxonis TherapeuticsInteligexNeuroHagana Ltd.Novoron BioscienceSania TherapeuticsReWire Medical
Additional presentersNorth American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (NASCIC)Praxis Spinal Cord InstituteSpinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE)
The 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium will be held in-person, on June 26 and 27, 2024, in the Duane Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. Advance conference registration is required. For more information, please visit https://www.scisymposium.com or follow the event on X/Twitter @SCISymposium.

About Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is subjected to a severe crush or contusion and frequently results in severe functional impairment, including limb paralysis, aberrant pain signaling, and loss of bladder control and other body functions. There are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S. The cost of a lifetime of care for a severe spinal cord injury can be as high as $5 million.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential effect of the 2nd SCIIS, including accelerating development in SCI research and treatment, and raising SCI disease awareness. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that engagement with patients and the advocacy community may not lead to improvements in patient outcomes; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240521738549/en/

Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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Paulness Paulness 3 weeks ago
OpRegen® (RG6501) Phase 1/2a Clinical Study 24-Month Visual Acuity Results Featured at 2024 Retinal Cell & Gene Therapy Innovation Summit



BCVA gains of +5.5 letters at 24 months in Cohort 4 patients (n=10)BCVA gains of +7.4 letters among Cohort 4 patients with extensive OpRegen bleb coverage of the GA lesion (n=5)Maintenance or increases in external limiting membrane (ELM) and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layers observed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with extensive bleb coverage of the GA lesionData suggests OpRegen may counteract RPE cell dysfunction and cell loss in GA by providing support to remaining retinal cells, with effects observed through at least 2 years following a single administrationCARLSBAD, Calif., May 06, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that 24 month visual acuity results from patients enrolled in a Phase 1/2a clinical study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286089) of RG6501 (OpRegen) in patients with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), were presented at the 2024 Retinal Cell & Gene Therapy Innovation Summit. The meeting was jointly organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. The presentation, "OpRegen® Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) Cell Therapy for Patients with Geographic Atrophy (GA): Month 24 Results from the Phase 1/2a Trial," was presented by David Telander, MD, PhD, Retinal Consultants Medical Group, on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

RG6501 (OpRegen) is a suspension of human allogeneic retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of GA secondary to AMD. OpRegen subretinal delivery has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche, and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

"The products approved recently for the treatment of GA secondary to AMD have not demonstrated a compelling functional benefit, so there remains a need for treatments that can positively affect patient vision," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. "We are encouraged by the apparent durability of visual performance being achieved by patients in this study, notably in the 5 patients who received a thorough coverage of OpRegen cells across the majority of their atrophic areas and who had experienced a cessation or reversal of their areas of atrophy, evidenced by outer retinal structural improvements on optical coherence tomography (OCT). Dry AMD has traditionally been considered to be an irreversible and progressively degenerative disease leading to vision loss. However, these data suggest that OpRegen RPE cells may provide a one-time treatment which could slow or even reverse this damage by way of direct support to the patients’ remaining retinal cells, including those near or within atrophic areas. We look forward to additional, future clinical data updates on the OpRegen program from our partners, Roche and Genentech."

2024 Retinal Cell & Gene Therapy Innovation Summit Highlights

Improvement in visual acuity and outer retinal structure in patients with extensive OpRegen bleb coverage of their GA area was present at 12 months (primary endpoint) and persisted through 24 monthsBCVA gains in Cohort 4 patients (less advanced GA than in other cohorts) measured at 12 months were sustained at 24 months following a single subretinal administration of OpRegenMean change in BCVA among treated eyes for patients (n=10) completing 2-year follow up was +5.5 letters (Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study [ETDRS] assessment)Effects were greater on average in the five (5) patients with extensive OpRegen coverage of atrophic areas at the time of surgical deliveryIn these patients’ treated eyes, the mean change in BCVA was +7.4 ETDRS letters for those completing 2-year follow-up (n=5)Maintenance or improvements in external limiting membrane (ELM) and RPE drusen complex (RPEDC) structure on OCT were observed in five patients in Cohort 4 with extensive OpRegen coverage of atrophic areas at the time of surgical deliveryMean improvement of RPEDC area compared with baseline was maintained in treated eyes from 12 months (+2.6 mm2; n=5) to 24 months (+2.6 mm2; n=4)In comparison, mean change in RPEDC area decreased in untreated fellow eyes from 12 months (-1.1 mm2; n=5) to 24 months (-2.8 mm2; n=4)Mean change in ELM area increased in treated eyes from 12 months (+0.4 mm2; n=5) to 24 months (+0.8 mm2; n=4)In comparison, mean change in ELM area decreased in untreated fellow eyes from 12 months (-1.3 mm2; n=5) to 24 months (-1.9 mm2; n=4)Overall, these data suggest that OpRegen RPE cells may counteract RPE cell dysfunction and loss in GA by providing support to the remaining retinal cells within atrophic areas and such effects are durable through at least 24 months after a single administrationDr. Telander’s presentation is now available on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website.

About the Innovation Summit

The annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit 2024 is jointly organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. Representatives from the biotech and pharma industries will come together with members of the medical and research communities to discuss rapidly emerging ocular gene and cell therapies and strategize how to move the most advanced retinal diseases therapies toward clinical utility. The Summit features presentations by leading retinal disease experts on potential gene and cell-based therapies and how best to deliver them to patients. For more information visit: https://give.fightingblindness.org/event/retinal-cell-and-gene-therapy-innovation-summit-2024/e529485.

About the OpRegen Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA secondary to AMD. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives include evaluating the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

GA is an advanced form of AMD characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD; the significance of clinical data reported to date from the Phase 1/2a study of OpRegen, including the findings of retinal tissue restoration, durability and visual function improvements; and the timing and availability of clinical data updates on the OpRegen program. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical studies of that candidate; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; that competing alternative therapies may adversely impact the commercial potential of OpRegen; that the ongoing Israel-Hamas war may materially and adversely impact our manufacturing processes, which are conducted by our subsidiary in Jerusalem, Israel; that Lineage may not be able to manufacture sufficient clinical quantities of its product candidates in accordance with current good manufacturing practice; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240506017390/en/

Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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Monksdream Monksdream 3 weeks ago
LCTX under $2
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Paulness Paulness 4 weeks ago
NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics to Report First Quarter 2024 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on May 9, 2024



CARLSBAD, Calif., May 02, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that it will report its first quarter 2024 financial and operating results on Thursday, May 9, 2024, following the close of the U.S. financial markets. Lineage management will also host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its first quarter 2024 financial and operating results and to provide a business update.

Interested parties may access the conference call on May 9th, 2024, by dialing (800) 715-9871 from the U.S. and Canada and should request the "Lineage Cell Therapeutics Call". A live webcast of the conference call will be available online in the Investors section of Lineage’s website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Lineage’s website for 30 days and a telephone replay will be available through May 15th, 2024, by dialing (800) 770-2030 from the U.S. and Canada and entering conference ID number 1330332.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240502738426/en/

Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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chrismiss_everyday chrismiss_everyday 4 weeks ago
April 30, 2024 8:00 AM EDT
Lineage Receives Grant From California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Award Will Support 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium To Be Held June 26 and 27, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2024-- Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that the Company has received an Education Conference II Grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), to support the 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium ("2nd SCIIS"). The 2nd SCIIS builds upon a successful inaugural event held in 2023 and will connect a diverse set of stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI). This year’s event aims to accelerate development in SCI research and treatments by bringing together companies working in the development of treatments for SCI, with regulators, key opinion leaders, persons with lived experience, patient and community advocacy organizations and the investment community, in order to discuss perspectives on current and future treatment alternatives, impact and support SCI disease awareness and clinical trial participation through the implementation of patient appropriate clinical endpoints, and broaden awareness of and investment of capital into SCI.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240430502008/en/
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Paulness Paulness 4 weeks ago
NEWS -- Lineage Announces Changes to Board of Directors



CARLSBAD, Calif., April 29, 2024 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX) is saddened to report the passing of its long-serving Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Alfred D. Kingsley, and offers its deepest condolences to Mr. Kingsley’s family for their loss. Mr. Kingsley served as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since July 2009, and was a significant contributor in the evolution of the Company into a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs.

Effective as of April 27, 2024, Michael H. Mulroy, J.D., has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"We are incredibly saddened by Al’s passing and offer our thoughts, prayers, and support to the entire Kingsley family during this difficult time," stated Michael H. Mulroy. "Al was exceptionally committed to Lineage and its shareholders, and brought great innovation, leadership, and dedication to others to his work. Al was not only a key contributor to the company from the beginning, but also set an example for all of us through his generosity to the community. It has been a privilege to serve alongside him on the Board and we look forward to continuing to build upon his legacy."

Mr. Mulroy’s background includes experience as a biotech and biopharma corporate executive, and as a corporate attorney and investment banker. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2014 and serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and the Financial Strategy Committee. Mr. Mulroy brings extensive expertise across a number of operational and functional areas, including corporate finance and development, and clinical and strategic operations. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. Prior to joining Asterias, Mr. Mulroy served as a Senior Advisor to CamberView Partners, LLC (now part of PJT Partners Inc.), which assists companies in connection with investor engagement and complex corporate governance issues. Prior to its sale in 2014, Mr. Mulroy served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Affairs and General Counsel of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR), where he also previously served as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mulroy earned his J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his B.A. degree in economics from the University of Chicago.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Announces Appointment of Charlotte Hubbert, Ph.D., as Vice President of Corporate Development



CARLSBAD, Calif., April 01, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced the appointment of veteran industry executive Charlotte Hubbert, Ph.D., as Vice President of Corporate Development. Dr. Hubbert has an extensive background in cell therapy research and venture investment across a broad range of therapeutic modalities and development stages, and has a proven ability to combine deep scientific expertise and business development acumen to identify innovative opportunities to drive both returns and impact. Dr. Hubbert previously served as Partner and Head of Gates Foundation Venture Capital, an initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund, where she oversaw investing in innovative technologies that supported the foundation’s programs in global health and agriculture. Most recently, Dr. Hubbert served in the leadership team at NanoString Technologies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope, and is a Strategic Director at Madrona Venture Group.

"We are excited to add such a talented executive to our management team in the newly created position of VP Corporate Development. Dr. Hubbert’s decades of experience in cell therapy, strategic investment, and partnering make her a valuable and welcome addition to the Lineage team," stated Brian M. Culley, CEO. "Given her relevant expertise in regenerative medicine, she will be able to support multiple operational areas, including product development, market strategies, strategic partnering, and broaden awareness of the work we’re doing to create a leading cell transplant company."

Prior to joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund, where she led investments and served on the Board of Directors of Synlogic (Nasdaq: SYBX), Sera Prognostics, Lodo Therapeutics, Agtech Accelerator, Vedanta, and Vir Biotechnology (Nasdaq: VIR), Dr. Hubbert was a vice president at H.I.G. BioVentures, investing broadly in healthcare, and began her career in early-stage biotech investing at Accelerator Corporation, where she was a part of the founding management team.

Dr. Hubbert earned a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in cancer biology from Duke University for which she received the prestigious Harold Weintraub Award. She did her post-doctoral work in stem cells and regenerative medicine at the Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Hubbert is a member of the Kauffman Society of Fellows and is a Fierce Woman in Biopharma awardee which recognizes top executives in Biopharma. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Life Science Washington, and the steering committees of the Fred Hutch Cancer Institute’s Evergreen Fund, University of Washington Innovation Roundtable and Columbia University Lab-to-Market initiative.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the anticipated or implied benefits of Dr. Hubbert’s employment with Lineage. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Proudly Announce the 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium





Event Scheduled for June 26 and 27, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 18, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals impacted by paralysis, are proud to again collaborate to present the 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium ("2nd SCIIS"). The 2nd SCIIS builds upon a successful inaugural event held on June 29, 2023, and will connect a diverse set of stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI). This year’s event aims to accelerate development in SCI research and treatments by bringing together companies working in the development of treatments for SCI, with regulators, key opinion leaders, persons with lived experience, patient and community advocacy organizations and the investment community, in order to discuss perspectives on current and future treatment alternatives, impact and support SCI disease awareness and clinical trial participation through the implementation of patient appropriate clinical endpoints, and importantly, broaden awareness of and investment capital into SCI. The 2nd SCIIS will be held on June 26 and 27, 2024 at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA.

"We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Reeve Foundation on this event, which provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the important work being done by for-profit and non-profit organizations alike and to broaden awareness and impact for those affected by this debilitating condition," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. "Our aim at Lineage is to improve recovery and mobility by replacing the cells which are destroyed following a spinal cord injury. We are encouraged by the initial clinical testing which has been performed with our approach and look forward to continuing our work. In certain rare disease settings, we have seen that raising investor awareness can lead to greater investment, which can help to accelerate new treatments. This year’s symposium aims to build on the success of last year’s event and to continue to foster open and collaborative dialogue among leading experts, companies, researchers, persons with lived experience, caregivers, advocacy organizations, regulators and members of the investment community."

"Real breakthroughs in SCI science require diverse stakeholders to start talking, sharing data and collaborating," said Marco Baptista, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer at the Reeve Foundation. "We are focused on propelling the field forward and incentivizing high-risk, high-reward projects that can be translated from the lab into the clinic and make a real impact on quality of life. Success necessitates more collaboration among industry and academia, informed by those with lived experience. We’re excited to again bring together all those who are impacted by SCI and paralysis to explore and learn from promising science in progress."

The 2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium will be held in-person, on June 26 and 27, 2024, in the Duane Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. This event will bring together both public and private companies developing new treatment options for people with spinal cord injury, alongside leaders in the spinal cord injury medical and advocacy communities. A number of important topics will be discussed, including but not limited to preclinical and clinical SCI treatment approaches and the drug development process; racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic vulnerabilities within SCI care and outcomes; hearing the person's with lived experience voice and ensuring patients' perspectives, needs and priorities are captured in the drug development process; and discussions of SCI clinical endpoints and the need for new and more precise assessment tools.

About Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is subjected to a severe crush or contusion and frequently results in severe functional impairment, including limb paralysis, aberrant pain signaling, and loss of bladder control and other body functions. There are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S. The cost of a lifetime of care for a severe spinal cord injury can be as high as $5 million.

About the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

The Sanford Consortium is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative community of scientists who share the goal to harness the potential of stem cells for the treatment and cure of human diseases. The Sanford Consortium marshals the intellectual resources of five world leaders in life sciences research: La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Scripps Research, and the University of California, San Diego. Each of the Collaborating Organizations has substantive complementary research strengths that combined create a synergistic research enterprise, the whole of which is substantially greater than the sum of its parts. The Collaboratory has served as a focal point for stem cell science and has catalyzed increased collaboration among the stem cell research community. For more information, please visit https://www.sanfordconsortium.com/.

About the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. Additionally, through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, the Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) promotes the health, well-being, and independence of people living with paralysis, providing comprehensive information, resources, and referral services assisting over 125,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002. The Reeve Foundation is committed to elevating our community’s voices and needs to achieve greater representation and independence. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal. For more information, please visit ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential effect of the 2nd SCIIS, including accelerating development in SCI, broadening SCI disease awareness, or increasing clinical trial participation; and the ability of cell transplant therapy approaches, including OPC1, to improve recovery or allow a patient to regain more mobility than what could otherwise be expected. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; that engagement with patients and the advocacy community may not lead to improvements in patient outcomes; and that raising investor awareness may not lead to greater investment, nor accelerate new treatments; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Reeve Foundation Media Contact:
Julia Leonard
(mailto://jleonard@reeve.org)
(973) 933-7222

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Clinical Study 24 Month Results to Be Featured at 2024 Retinal Cell & Gene Therapy Innovation Summit



CARLSBAD, Calif., March 13, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that 24 month results from patients enrolled in a Phase 1/2a clinical study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286089) of RG6501 (OpRegen) in patients with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), will be presented at the 2024 Retinal Cell & Gene Therapy Innovation Summit. The meeting will be held May 3, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, and is jointly organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. The presentation, "OpRegen® Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) Cell Therapy for Patients with Geographic Atrophy (GA): Month 24 Results from the Phase 1/2a Trial," will include anatomical and functional data from long-term follow-up in 10 of 12 patients and will be presented by David Telander, MD, PhD, Retinal Consultants Medical Group, on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

About OpRegen

OpRegen (RG6501) is a suspension of allogeneic retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of GA secondary to AMD. Subretinal delivery of OpRegen has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in GA by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. OpRegen is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, and Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

About the Innovation Summit

The annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit 2024 is jointly organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. Representatives from the biotech and pharma industries will come together with members of the medical and research communities to discuss rapidly emerging ocular gene and cell therapies and strategize how to move the most advanced retinal diseases therapies toward clinical utility. The Summit features presentations by leading retinal disease experts on potential gene and cell-based therapies and how best to deliver them to patients. For more information visit: https://give.fightingblindness.org/event/retinal-cell-and-gene-therapy-innovation-summit-2024/e529485.

About the Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness was established in 1971 by a passionate group of families driven to find treatments and cures for inherited retinal diseases that were affecting their loved ones. At that time, little was known about these blinding retinal diseases. Very little research was being done, and there were no clinical trials for potential treatments. Today, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading private funder of retinal disease research. That funding has been a driving force behind the progress toward cures, including the identification of more than 270 genes linked to retinal disease, and the launch of over 40 clinical trials for potential treatments. For more information, visit: https://www.fightingblindness.org/ or follow them on X/Twitter @FightBlindness.

About OHSU Casey Eye Institute

OHSU Casey Eye Institute is a premier academic medical center providing eye care for adults and children in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Since 1945, OHSU Casey Eye Institute doctors and vision scientists have worked side by side to discover the causes of eye disease and find new treatments. For more information, visit: https://www.ohsu.edu/casey-eye-institute or follow them on X/Twitter: @CaseyEye.

About the OpRegen Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA secondary to AMD. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives include evaluating the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

GA is an advanced form of AMD characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical studies of that candidate; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- RG6501 (OpRegen®) Preclinical Engraftment Results to Be Presented at 2024 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting



CARLSBAD, Calif., March 11, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that preclinical results as part of a surgical development study evaluating the survival and distribution of RG6501 (OpRegen) will be presented at the 2024 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (2024 ARVO). The meeting will be held May 5-9, 2024, in Seattle, WA. The presentation, "OpRegen engrafts within the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) of Gottingen mini-pigs by 4-weeks post-administration via subretinal delivery," will be presented by Rachel N. Andrews, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Principal Scientist-Pathologist, Safety Assessment, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, on behalf of Roche and Genentech.

About OpRegen[img][/img]

OpRegen (RG6501) is a suspension of allogeneic retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Subretinal delivery of OpRegen has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in GA by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. OpRegen is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, and Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

About the 2024 ARVO Meeting

The ARVO Annual Meeting is the premiere gathering for eye and vision scientists from across the globe, at all career stages, students, and those in affiliated fields to share the latest research findings and collaborate on innovative solutions. The theme of the 2024 Annual Meeting addresses how vision research is continually being transformed by new information and technologies. Exponentially expanding computing power is giving rise to improved artificial intelligence and powerful big data. Increasingly sensitive and elegant molecular techniques, including CRISPR and mRNA technologies, as well as more sophisticated imaging modalities, virtual reality, and breakthroughs in gene therapy are catalyzing our research as we aim to treat, cure and ultimately prevent blinding eye diseases. For more information, visit https://www.arvo.org/annual-meeting/meeting-info/meeting-info/ or follow the Association on X/Twitter: @ARVOInfo.

About Geographic Atrophy

GA is an advanced form of AMD characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel or "off-the-shelf," cell therapies to address unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its proprietary cell-based technology platform and associated development and manufacturing capabilities. From this platform, Lineage designs, develops, manufactures, and tests specialized human cells with anatomical and physiological functions similar or identical to cells found naturally in the human body. These cells are created by applying directed differentiation protocols to established, well-characterized, and self-renewing pluripotent cell lines. These protocols generate cells with characteristics associated with specific and desired developmental lineages. Cells derived from such lineages are transplanted into patients in an effort to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to degenerative disease, aging, or traumatic injury, and to restore or augment the patient's functional activity. Lineage’s neuroscience focused pipeline currently includes: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of spinal cord injuries; (iii) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; (iv) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage; and (v) RND1, a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell line being developed in collaboration with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on X/Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical studies of that candidate; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
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(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on March 7, 2024
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CARLSBAD, Calif., February 29, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial and operating results on Thursday, March 7, 2024, following the close of the U.S. financial markets. Lineage management will also host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial and operating results and to provide a business update.

Interested parties may access the conference call on March 7th, 2024, by dialing (800) 715-9871 from the U.S. and Canada and should request the "Lineage Cell Therapeutics Call". A live webcast of the conference call will be available online in the Investors section of Lineage’s website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Lineage’s website for 30 days and a telephone replay will be available through March 14, 2024, by dialing (800) 770-2030 from the U.S. and Canada and entering conference ID number 8345585.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

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Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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February 13, 2024 8:00 AM EST
Lineage Announces FDA Clearance of IND Amendment for OPC1 Cell Transplant for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
The DOSED Clinical Study Will Evaluate a Novel Delivery Device in Subacute and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2024-- Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, announced today the clearance, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of its Investigational New Drug amendment (INDa) for OPC1, an investigational allogeneic oligodendrocyte progenitor cell transplant for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Pursuant to the INDa, Lineage has initiated activities to open its first clinical site in the DOSED (Delivery of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Evaluation of a Novel Device) study to evaluate the safety and utility of a novel spinal cord delivery device in subacute and chronic SCI patients. Initial site opening is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2024, following customary trial preparations and submission in the first quarter of a grant application to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for potential partial financial support of the DOSED clinical study.

“Lineage’s oligodendrocyte cell transplants are designed to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to traumatic injury, with the goal of helping to improve the quality of life and restore or augment functional activity to persons suffering from traumatic cervical or thoracic spinal cord injuries. The clearance of our INDa and the initiation of OPC1 clinical testing under our sponsorship represents a significant milestone for this program, and reflects our commitment to developing modern cell therapy product candidates,” stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. “We are excited by the opportunity to build upon the promising results achieved with OPC1 in previous trials, and to continue to seek improvements in how our therapy is prepared and administered. The DOSED clinical study in particular is intended to evaluate the safety and performance of a new delivery device, which is compatible with our forthcoming immediate-use formulation, and which does not require cessation of patient ventilation during administration. We believe these improvements can lead to a safer surgical procedure for surgeons and patients. This study also will mark the first time that OPC1 is administered to chronic SCI patients, and we will be collecting efficacy assessments in addition to the primary outcome measures of safety. Completing this regulatory step also enables us to proceed with our planned CLIN-2 grant application to CIRM to request external financial support for the OPC1 program.”

OPC1 has been tested in two clinical trials to date: a five patient Phase 1 clinical safety trial in acute thoracic SCI, where all subjects have been followed for at least 10 years; as well as a 25 patient Phase 1/2a multicenter dose-escalation clinical trial in subacute cervical SCI, where all subjects were evaluated for at least two years, one of the first cell therapy clinical trials supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine under Proposition 71. Results from both studies have been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. The data from the Phase 1/2a clinical study of OPC1 in subacute cervical SCI is available here and the data from the Phase 1 clinical study of OPC1 in acute thoracic SCI is available here.

About the DOSED Clinical Study

The Delivery of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Evaluation of a Novel Device (DOSED) clinical study is an open label, multi-center, device safety study, in approximately 3-5 subacute and 3-5 stable chronic subjects with complete (ASIA Impairment Scale A) or incomplete (ASIA Impairment Scale B), traumatic, focal SCI affecting either cervical (C4-C7) or thoracic (T1-T10) vertebrae. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety of a novel spinal cord delivery device to administer OPC1 to the spinal parenchyma. The primary endpoint is safety, as measured by the frequency and severity of adverse events (AEs) through 30 days following OPC1 injection that are related to the injection procedure. Secondary endpoints are safety and tolerability, as measured by the frequency and severity of AEs, including AEs of special interest, through 90 days following OPC1 injection, that are related to OPC1 and/or the concomitant short-term immunosuppression. Safety parameters will be evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data evaluating evidence of deterioration or changes in the following: intramedullary hemorrhage, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak, epidural abscess, infection; evidence of an expanding cyst or mass at the injection site or elsewhere in the central nervous system (CNS); evidence of inflammatory lesion(s) at injection site or elsewhere in CNS and evidence of CSF flow obstruction. Exploratory endpoints include: (1) potential improvements in neurological impairment, function, and pain, evaluated by changes from baseline on the following endpoints: changes in neurological function as measured by sensory and motor scores and motor level on International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) examinations; changes in post-injection pain, defined as a worsening of pain or neuropathic pain of greater than 7 days duration from baseline levels, as assessed by the International Spinal Cord Injury Pain Basic Data Set or occurrence of allodynia; (2) changes from baseline at 30, 90 and 365 days post-OPC1 injection in: ISNCSCI, SCIM, International Spinal Cord Injury Pain Questionnaire; and (3) patient and clinician impressions of changes in quality of life as reported by changes from baseline at 30, 90, and 365 days post-OPC1 injection.

About OPC1

OPC1 is an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) transplant therapy designed to provide clinically meaningful improvements to motor recovery in individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI). OPCs are naturally occurring precursors to the cells which provide electrical insulation for nerve axons in the form of a myelin sheath. SCI most often occurs when the spinal cord is subjected to a severe crush or contusion injury and typically results in severe functional impairment, including limb paralysis, aberrant pain signaling, and loss of bladder control and other body functions. There are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S. and there currently are no FDA-approved drugs or interventions specifically for the treatment of SCI. The OPC1 program has been partially funded by a $14.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. OPC1 has received Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation and Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

About the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

CIRM, California's Stem Cell Agency, was created by the voters of California in 2004 with the passing of Proposition 71, which authorized $3 billion in funding for stem cell research in California. The agency funds stem cell research at institutions and companies throughout California (as well as institutions and companies outside of the state that conduct a portion of their research in California) with the goal of accelerating treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. In 2020, California voters approved to continue funding California's Stem Cell Agency through the passage of Proposition 14. CIRM’s mission is to accelerate world class science to deliver transformative regenerative medicine treatments in an equitable manner to a diverse California and world as well as to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. By promoting and encouraging the growth of the stem cell biotechnology sector, the agency is also helping attract the best scientists to the state and establishing California as a global leader in stem cell research. For more information, please visit https://www.cirm.ca.gov/ and follow the agency on Twitter: @CIRMnews.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform, Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic (“off-the-shelf”) product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as “believe,” “aim,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “design,” “intend,” “expect,” “could,” “can,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “seek,” “should,” “would,” “contemplate,” “project,” “target,” “tend to,” or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the ability of cell transplant therapies, including OPC1, to improve recovery, allow a patient to regain more function than what could otherwise be expected, or improve a patient’s quality of life; the potential future achievements of our clinical, preclinical and development programs, the planned initiation of clinical trials, including the expected initial site opening for the DOSED clinical study in the second quarter of 2024; that the improvements in the delivery device for OPC1 can lead to a safer surgical procedure; and the timing and availability of clinical data updates related to our programs. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading “Risk Factors” in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.



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Ioana C. Hone
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(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
(Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics Announces Closing of $14.0 Million Registered Direct Offering



CARLSBAD, Calif., February 09, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering for the purchase and sale of 13,461,540 of the company’s common shares at an offering price of $1.04 per common share. The price per share was the closing price of the company’s common shares on NYSE American on February 5, 2024. Broadwood Partners, L.P., which is affiliated with Neal Bradsher, a member of the Company’s board of directors, has purchased 6,730,770 common shares in the offering, and Don M. Bailey, a member of the Company’s board of directors, has purchased approximately 100,000 common shares in the offering.

"This offering strategically strengthens our balance sheet, which can aid us in reaching important milestones in the months ahead," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. "This deal was priced at-market, without a discount or dilutive structural elements like warrants. It featured significant insider and pre-existing shareholder participation and was executed without an investment bank. We appreciate the contributions of all parties involved in this transaction and look forward to advancing our product candidates this year."

The aggregate gross proceeds to Lineage from the offering at the closing were $14.0 million before deducting estimated offering expenses payable by Lineage. Lineage intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include clinical trials, research and development activities, general and administrative costs, and to meet working capital needs.

The securities described above were offered and sold by Lineage pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-254167), including a base prospectus, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 11, 2021, and declared effective by the SEC on March 19, 2021. Such securities were offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus relating to the securities was filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "objective," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. In this press release, forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the expected use of proceeds from the offering. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the SEC. Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics Announces $14.0 Million Registered Direct Offering



CARLSBAD, Calif., February 06, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with certain investors for the purchase and sale of 13,461,540 of the company’s common shares in a registered direct offering at an offering price of $1.04 per common share. The price per share was the closing price of the company’s common shares on NYSE American on February 5, 2024. The parties entered into the definitive agreement before markets opened on February 6, 2024. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about February 8, 2024, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Broadwood Partners, L.P., which is affiliated with Neal Bradsher, a member of the Company’s board of directors, agreed to purchase 6,730,770 common shares in the offering, and Don M. Bailey, a member of the Company’s board of directors, agreed to purchase approximately 100,000 common shares in the offering.

The aggregate gross proceeds to Lineage from the offering at the closing are expected to be $14.0 million before deducting estimated offering expenses payable by Lineage. Lineage intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include clinical trials, research and development activities, general and administrative costs, and to meet working capital needs.

The securities described above are being offered and sold by Lineage pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-254167), including a base prospectus, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 11, 2021, and declared effective by the SEC on March 19, 2021. Such securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus relating to the securities will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained, when available, by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "objective," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. In this press release, forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the offering, the completion of the offering and the expected use of proceeds from the offering. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, without limitation, risk and uncertainties related to: the satisfaction of the closing conditions related to the offering, whether Lineage will complete the offering on the anticipated terms, or at all, and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the SEC. Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Results Will Be Featured at 2024 Angiogenesis Exudation and Degeneration Meeting in Presentation by Allen Ho, MD, FACS, FASRS



CARLSBAD, Calif., January 16, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that results showing retinal structure improvements with RG6501(OpRegen) from a Phase 1/2a clinical study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286089) in geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), will be presented at the 2024 Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration Meeting. The virtual meeting will be held February 3, 2024, and is sponsored by the University of Miami Health System Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. The presentation, "Retinal Structure Improvements with OpRegen RPE Cell Therapy in a Phase I/IIa Study in Geographic Atrophy," will be presented by Allen Ho, MD, FACS, FASRS, Co-Director, Wills Eye Retina Service and Director, Retina Research, Wills Eye Hospital on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

About OpRegen

RG6501 (OpRegen) is a suspension of human allogeneic retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of GA secondary to AMD. OpRegen subretinal delivery has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, and Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

About Angiogenesis

The 21st Annual Angiogenesis meeting, entitled Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration 2024, will be held virtually on February 3, 2024. The program will feature an exceptional group of basic scientists, clinicians, and healthcare experts, all focused on understanding and treating neovascular, exudative, and degenerative diseases of the eye. The program will highlight the revolutionary pharmacotherapies now in development and clinical practice for the management of neovascular AMD, macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and inherited retinal degenerations with a special emphasis on the present and future financial impact of these drugs on clinical practices and Medicare. Angiogenesis 2024 follows the tradition of excellence established by Bascom Palmer’s widely acclaimed Angiogenesis programs between 2004 and 2023. Designed for retina specialists, general ophthalmologists and researchers, the current program will review the latest in imaging, translational research, and clinical trials with an emphasis on how these results will impact clinical ophthalmology. For more information visit: https://umiamihealth.org/bascom-palmer-eye-institute/healthcare-professionals/continuing-medical-education/angiogenesis.

About the OpRegen Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA secondary to AMD. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives include evaluating the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Announces Submission of OPC1 Investigational New Drug Amendment for Treatment of Chronic and Subacute Spinal Cord Injury



CARLSBAD, Calif., December 18, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, announced today that the Company has submitted an Investigational New Drug amendment (INDa) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for OPC1, its investigational allogeneic oligodendrocyte progenitor cell transplant, for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Receipt of FDA clearance of the INDa would enable the Company to initiate its DOSED (Delivery of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Evaluation of a Novel Device) clinical study, to evaluate the safety and utility of a novel spinal cord delivery device in both subacute and chronic SCI patients. The OPC1 cell transplant is designed to replace or support cells that are absent or dysfunctional due to traumatic injury, with a goal to help improve the quality of life and restore or augment functional activity in persons suffering from traumatic cervical or thoracic SCIs.

"The submission of our IND amendment for OPC1 and its return to clinical testing represents a significant milestone for this program and a diligent effort by our team," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. "With so few opportunities for SCI patients to participate in clinical trials, it is a privilege to be able to re-engage with the community as part of our efforts to improve outcomes for individuals with a debilitating condition for which there currently are no FDA-approved treatments. Our team has made a significant effort to introduce improvements to the OPC1 program, including enhancements to the production process and quality of our product candidate and an improved delivery system compatible with our immediate use, thaw-and-inject formulation. We are encouraged by the meaningful quality of life and safety results observed with OPC1 in previous trials, and we look forward to building on that promising work. We are excited by the opportunity to initiate the DOSED study and the opening of the first clinical sites in early 2024, assuming no further comments are received from the FDA in the 30 days following our INDa submission."

OPC1 has been tested in two clinical trials to date; a five patient Phase 1 clinical safety trial in acute thoracic SCI, where all subjects have been followed for at least 10 years; as well as a 25 patient Phase 1/2a multicenter dose-escalation clinical trial in subacute cervical SCI, where all subjects were evaluated for at least two years, one of the first cell therapy clinical trials supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine under Proposition 71. Results from both studies have been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine: the data from the Phase 1/2a clinical study of OPC1 in subacute cervical SCI is available here and the data from the Phase 1 clinical study of OPC1 in acute thoracic SCI is available here.

About the DOSED Study

The Delivery of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Evaluation of a Novel Device (DOSED) clinical study is an open label, multi-center, device safety study, in approximately 3-5 subacute and 3-5 stable chronic subjects with complete (ASIA Impairment Scale A) or incomplete (ASIA Impairment Scale B), traumatic, focal SCI affecting either cervical (C4-C7) or thoracic (T1-T10) vertebrae. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety of a novel spinal cord delivery device to administer OPC1 to the spinal parenchyma. The primary endpoint is safety, as measured by the frequency and severity of adverse events (AEs) through 30 days following OPC1 injection that are related to the injection procedure. Secondary endpoints are safety and tolerability, as measured by the frequency and severity of AEs, including AEs of special interest, through 90 days following OPC1 injection, that are related to OPC1 and/or the concomitant short-term immunosuppression. Safety parameters will be evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data evaluating evidence of deterioration or changes in the following: intramedullary hemorrhage, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak, epidural abscess, infection; evidence of an expanding cyst or mass at the injection site or elsewhere in the central nervous system (CNS); evidence of inflammatory lesion(s) at injection site or elsewhere in CNS and evidence of CSF flow obstruction. Exploratory endpoints include: (1) potential improvements in neurological impairment, function, and pain, evaluated by changes from baseline on the following endpoints: changes in neurological function as measured by sensory and motor scores and motor level on International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) examinations; changes in post-injection pain, defined as a worsening of pain or neuropathic pain of greater than 7 days duration from baseline levels, as assessed by the International Spinal Cord Injury Pain Basic Data Set or occurrence of allodynia; (2) changes from baseline at 30, 90 and 365 days post-OPC1 injection in: ISNCSCI, SCIM, International Spinal Cord Injury Pain Questionnaire; and (3) patient and clinician impressions of changes in quality of life as reported by changes from baseline at 30, 90, and 365 days post-OPC1 injection.

About OPC1

OPC1 is an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) transplant therapy designed to provide clinically meaningful improvements to motor recovery in individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI). OPCs are naturally occurring precursors to the cells which provide electrical insulation for nerve axons in the form of a myelin sheath. SCI most often occurs when the spinal cord is subjected to a severe crush or contusion injury and typically results in severe functional impairment, including limb paralysis, aberrant pain signaling, and loss of bladder control and other body functions. There are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S. and there currently are no FDA-approved drugs or interventions specifically for the treatment of SCI. The OPC1 program has been partially funded by a $14.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. OPC1 has received Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation and Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

About the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

CIRM, California’s Stem Cell Agency, was created by the voters of California in 2004 with the passing of Proposition 71, which authorized $3 billion in funding for stem cell research in California. The agency funds stem cell research at institutions and companies throughout California (as well as institutions and companies outside of the state that conduct a portion of their research in California) with the goal of accelerating treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. In 2020, California voters approved to continue funding California’s Stem Cell Agency through the passage of Proposition 14. CIRM’s mission is to accelerate world class science to deliver transformative regenerative medicine treatments in an equitable manner to a diverse California and world as well as to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. By promoting and encouraging the growth of the stem cell biotechnology sector, the agency is also helping attract the best scientists to the state and establishing California as a global leader in stem cell research. For more information, please visit https://www.cirm.ca.gov/ and follow the agency on Twitter: @CIRMnews.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the ability of cell transplant therapies, including OPC1, to improve recovery, allow a patient to regain more function than what could otherwise be expected, or improve a patient’s quality of life; and the potential future achievements of our clinical, preclinical and development programs, the planned initiation of clinical trials, including the DOSED study in early 2024, and the timing and availability of clinical data updates related to our programs. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; that the feedback received from the FDA for OPC1 may not enable further clinical development; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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Paulness Paulness 7 months ago
NEWS -- Q3 2023 Lineage Cell Therapeutics Inc Earnings Call

Link to website: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/q3-2023-lineage-cell-therapeutics-141736405.html
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NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics to Report Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on November 9, 2023



CARLSBAD, Calif., November 01, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that it will report its third quarter 2023 financial and operating results on Thursday, November 9, 2023, following the close of the U.S. financial markets. Lineage management will also host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial and operating results and to provide a business update.

Interested parties may access the conference call on November 9th, 2023, by dialing (800) 715-9871 from the U.S. and Canada and should request the "Lineage Cell Therapeutics Call". A live webcast of the conference call will be available online in the Investors section of Lineage’s website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Lineage’s website for 30 days and a telephone replay will be available through November 17, 2023, by dialing (800) 770-2030 from the U.S. and Canada and entering conference ID number 2323932.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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Paulness Paulness 7 months ago
NEWS -- RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Results to Be Featured at Eyecelerator at 2023 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting



Company Also Will Present at "Mapping the Future of Geographic Atrophy" Session at Eyecelerator@AAO 2023

CARLSBAD, Calif., October 24, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that Brian M. Culley, Lineage’s Chief Executive Officer, has been invited to present as part of the "Mapping the Future of Geographic Atrophy" session at Eyecelerator 2023, on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023, at 10am PT. The session will also feature executive presenters from Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Iveric Bio, Annexon Biosciences, Aviceda Therapeutics, and ONL Therapeutics, alongside panelists, including Wiley Chambers, M.D., Director, Division of Ophthalmology, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, David Lyons, Ph.D., CFA, Janus Henderson Investors, and Namrata Saroj, OD, Principal, All Eyes Consulting.

In addition, the results of imaging analyses demonstrating evidence of rapid improvement in outer retinal structure and continued clinical benefit in subjects from a Phase 1/2a clinical study of RG6501 (OpRegen) (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286089), have been accepted for presentation at Eyecelerator 2023. The presentation, "Subretinal Delivery of OpRegen, A Suspension of Allogeneic Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cells in Geographic Atrophy (GA) Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)," will be presented as part of the Presenting Company Breakout Session, between 1 – 2:45pm PDT, by Gary S. Hogge, D.V.M., M.S. Ph.D., Lineage’s Senior Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs. Eyecelerator will occur prior to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2023 Annual Meeting and will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023.

RG6501 (OpRegen) is a suspension of human allogeneic retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OpRegen subretinal delivery has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche, and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

About Eyecelerator

Eyecelerator brings the future of ophthalmology into focus. A partnership between the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Eyecelerator advances eye care innovation by connecting mission-driven entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, and business leaders through next-generation business conferences. Eyecelerator 2023 will provide a day of insightful, KOL-driven programs, including the latest industry advancements, investment trends, and innovative products disrupting eye care. For more information visit https://www.eyecelerator.com/ or follow the organization on Twitter: @Eyecelerator.

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, the organization protects sight and empowers lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. AAO innovates to advance the ophthalmology profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. The mission of the AAO is to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology. For more information visit https://www.aao.org/ or follow the organization on Twitter: @AAO_ophth or @AcademyEyeSmart.

About the Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA secondary to dry-form AMD. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives are to evaluate the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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NEWS -- Lineage Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent Covering Proprietary Manufacturing and Differentiation Process for Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cells



CARLSBAD, Calif., October 11, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 11,746,324, entitled "Large Scale Production of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells". The patent, which has been exclusively licensed to Lineage, has an expected expiration date of July 28, 2036. RG6501 (OpRegen®) is a suspension of human allogeneic RPE cells currently in development for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Subretinal delivery of OpRegen has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. The program is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche, and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

"This U.S. patent further enhances the value of our lead program, OpRegen, which is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114)," stated Brian M. Culley, CEO. "Importantly, Lineage is continuing to demonstrate its ability to benefit from decades of experience in the growth and differentiation of pluripotent cells, while simultaneously inventing and patenting new process development methods, to support long periods of exclusivity to our pipeline of cell transplant programs."

About Geographic Atrophy

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD; and the potential value and benefits of this patent and our development capabilities, and any potential competitive advantages thereof. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; that potential benefits of the Company’s intellectual property may not be realized; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Ioana C. Hone
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(442) 287-8963

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Daniel Ferry
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(617) 430-7576

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NEWS -- RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Results Show Evidence of Rapid Improvement of Outer Retinal Structure in Patients With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration



CARLSBAD, Calif., October 05, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that the results of imaging analyses demonstrating rapid improvement in outer retinal structure from patients enrolled in a Phase 1/2a clinical study of RG6501 (OpRegen) (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286089), which were reviewed by multiple, independent reviewers, were presented at the 23rd EURETINA Congress. The presentation, "Time to retinal structure improvements following OpRegen subretinal delivery in patients with geographic atrophy (GA)," was presented by Adiel Barak, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Unit Director, Tel Aviv Medical Center, on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

RG6501 (OpRegen) is a suspension of human allogeneic retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OpRegen subretinal delivery has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche, and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

"We are extremely pleased to see these additional observations of rapid improvements to outer retinal structure in the initial clinical study of OpRegen. These data suggest that OpRegen RPE cells may provide direct support to the patients’ remaining retinal cells within atrophic areas, and that the improvements to retinal structure can be detected within the first three months following a single administration. We look forward to additional, future clinical data updates on the OpRegen program from our partners, Roche and Genentech," stated Brian Culley, CEO of Lineage.

23rd EURETINA Congress Highlights:

All 5 patients enrolled in cohort 4 who had extensive coverage of the GA lesion with the surgical bleb containing OpRegen in suspension, demonstrated evidence of improvement in outer retinal structure as assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) within the first 3 months after treatment.

Retinal structural improvement in the patients described above were initially observed on day 1 (n=1), day 14 (n=1), month 1 (n=2), and month 3 (n=1).Maintenance and/or greater improvements in retinal structure were observed over time.Structural improvement (as defined below) was only observed within GA lesions with extensive coverage with the surgical bleb suggesting that OpRegen RPE cells provide support to the remaining retinal cells within atrophic areas.These 5 patients had an average of 4.4 letter BCVA gain by 3 months and 12.8 letter BCVA gain by 1 year compared to baseline.OCT images were reviewed by three independent graders from the day after surgery to the start of structural improvement and subsequent follow-up visits.Structural improvement on OCT was qualitatively defined as meeting all pre-specified criteria including: 1) reduction in outer plexiform layer (OPL) and/or inner nuclear layer (INL) subsidence; 2) reappearance of external limiting membrane (ELM); and 3) increased hyperreflectivity and/or thickness of RPE and/or Bruch’s membrane or reduction of hypertransmission on at least two non-adjacent B scans.The patient who demonstrated retinal structure improvement as early as day 1 following OpRegen subretinal delivery exhibited persistence of structural improvement as measured by OCT, with resolution of areas of complete RPE and outer retinal atrophy (cRORA) features at 24 months following treatment. Durability of retinal structure improvements beyond the 12-month primary endpoint is still being evaluated in other patients.A Phase 2a study evaluating the success of OpRegen delivery to target areas of GA is currently enrolling patients (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05626114).

Dr. Barak’s presentation is now available on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website.

About EURETINA

EURETINA started life as the European Retina, Macula and Vitreous Society in June 2000. Since then, the organization has grown to over 4,500 members and its annual Congress attracts thousands of delegates. Its goal is to enable access to the same cutting-edge retina science worldwide. Through membership, annual Congress, Winter Meeting and always-on digital resource, the organization and its members share robust scientific and educational resources relating to retina. For more information, please visit https://euretina.org or follow the association on Twitter @EURetina.

About the Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA secondary to dry-form AMD. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives are to evaluate the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD; the significance of clinical data reported to date from the Phase 1/2a study of OpRegen, including the findings of retinal tissue restoration and visual function improvements; and the potential utilization of OCT imaging to measure efficacy in a pivotal clinical trial of OpRegen. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; that competing alternative therapies may adversely impact the commercial potential of OpRegen; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; that Lineage may not be able to manufacture sufficient clinical quantities of its product candidates in accordance with current good manufacturing practice; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
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NEWS -- Lineage to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald 2023 Global Healthcare Conference on September 27, 2023



CARLSBAD, Calif., September 19, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, announced today that Brian M. Culley, Lineage’s Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald 2023 Global Healthcare Conference, in a fireside chat hosted by Kristen Kluska, Managing Director, Biotechnology Equity Research, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., on September 27th, 2023 at 9:10am ET. The Cantor Fitzgerald 2023 Global Healthcare Conference is being held at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel.

Interested parties can register to view a replay of the presentation on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website. Additional videos are available on the Media page of the Lineage website.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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Ioana C. Hone
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(442) 287-8963

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Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
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NEWS -- RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Additional Results to Be Featured at 23rd EURETINA Congress



CARLSBAD, Calif., September 13, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that the results of imaging analyses demonstrating evidence of rapid improvement in outer retinal structure from a Phase 1/2a clinical study of RG6501 (OpRegen) (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286089), which were reviewed by multiple, independent reviewers, will be presented at the 23rd EURETINA Congress. The meeting will be held in the RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands from October 5-8, 2023. The presentation, "Time to retinal structure improvements following OpRegen subretinal delivery in patients with geographic atrophy (GA)," will be presented by Adiel Barak, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Unit Director, Tel Aviv Medical Center, on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

RG6501 (OpRegen) is a suspension of human allogeneic retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells currently in development for the treatment of GA secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OpRegen subretinal delivery has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal cell health and improving retinal structure and function. It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche, and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

About EURETINA

EURETINA started life as the European Retina, Macula and Vitreous Society in June 2000. Since then, the organization has grown to over 4,500 members and its annual Congress attracts thousands of delegates. Its goal is to enable access to the same cutting-edge retina science worldwide. Through membership, annual Congress, Winter Meeting and always-on digital resource, the organization and its members share robust scientific and educational resources relating to retina. For more information, please visit https://euretina.org or follow the association on Twitter @EURetina.

About the Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA secondary to dry-form AMD. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives are to evaluate the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits of OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Paulness Paulness 9 months ago
NEWS -- Lineage to Present at 2023 International Spinal Research Trust Network Meeting



CARLSBAD, Calif., September 11, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, announced today that Gary S. Hogge, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., Lineage’s Senior Vice President, Clinical & Medical Affairs, will present at the 2023 International Spinal Research Trust (ISRT) Network Meeting, being held September 14 to 16, 2023, at the Holiday Inn Regent's Park, London, UK. Dr. Hogge’s presentations are entitled "Key Learnings from Dose Escalation Studies of OPC1 in Subacute Spinal Cord Injury (thoracic and cervical)," which is being presented on September 14th, 2023, at 16:50 GMT, and "Allogeneic Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells (LCTOPC1) in subacute thoracic and cervical SCI," which is being presented on September 16th, 2023, at 16:10 GMT. Both presentations are part of the SCI Clinical Trials Session, sponsored by The International Spinal Research Trust, Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE), Wings for Life and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Interested parties can register to view replays of the presentations on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website. Additional videos are available on the Media page of the Lineage website.

About Spinal Research UK

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding research around the world to develop effective treatments for Spinal Cord Injury. Today the organization plays a leadership role in shaping the international research strategy focused on spinal cord injury. This means funding and accelerating the most promising lines of research, as well as fostering collaborations between world-renowned scientific institutions. Its mission is to harness the power of international science to deliver revolutionary treatments. For more information, please visit https://spinal-research.org/.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

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(617) 430-7576

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NEWS -- Lineage Announces Initiation of Development Activities for Hypoimmune Pluripotent Cell Line for Neurology Indications Under Partnership With Eterna Therapeutics



CARLSBAD, Calif., September 06, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies to replace and restore specific cell types of the human body, today announced the initiation of certain development activities to generate a novel hypoimmune induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line under the Company’s exclusive option and license agreement (the "Agreement") with Eterna Therapeutics Inc. ("Eterna"). This marks the next step under the strategic collaboration announced in February 2023, under which Eterna is developing innovative engineered hypoimmune iPSC lines that Lineage will evaluate for differentiation into cell transplant product candidates for central nervous system (CNS) diseases and other neurology indications. Since announcing the deal earlier this year, Lineage has evaluated its development strategy with a group of leading neurology experts in the U.S. and abroad. As a result of these and other discussions, and an assessment of the competitive landscape, Lineage finalized its selection of specific gene edits for the initial cell lines to be developed by Eterna. The edits include: the targeted deletion of the B2M gene, designed to reduce the immunogenicity of product candidates derived from the lines by inhibiting rejection by CD8+ T cells; the targeted insertion of the HLA-E gene, designed to overexpress HLA-E and prevent the allogeneic NK cell response; and a third undisclosed edit intended to confer clinical differentiation and a competitive advantage in the applicable indications. Lineage expects that these edits would expand the edited cell lines’ overall utility, including for non-immune privileged or non-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched indications and will further differentiate the cell line from others currently in use by competitors.

"Our partnership with Eterna reflects an important step in a corporate strategy intended to capitalize on our existing process development capabilities by combining them with cutting-edge cell engineering and editing technologies, to create novel and potentially superior product profiles," stated Brian M. Culley, Chief Executive Officer of Lineage. "This collaboration reflects our effort to broaden the application of our cell therapy platform and our plans for future success in this growing field. We look forward to leveraging our expertise to develop innovative cell transplant therapies that have the potential to transform the treatment of a wide range of diseases by capitalizing on the convergence of directed cell differentiation and manufacturing with modern gene editing technology."

"We are excited to move forward with the next phase of our partnership with Lineage," said Matt Angel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Eterna. "We believe that pluripotent cell therapies have the potential to significantly outperform traditional approaches in certain settings and that this milestone highlights Eterna’s capabilities for generating novel gene-edited iPSC lines using our mRNA cell engineering platform."

Under the Agreement, Eterna plans to conduct certain gene-editing activities and provide materials to Lineage for evaluation and Lineage will make payments to Eterna in connection with Eterna’s successful development and delivery to Lineage of certain materials. The Agreement provides Lineage an option to obtain an exclusive license to utilize and sublicense the novel gene-edited cell lines developed by Eterna for preclinical, clinical, and commercial purposes in the field of CNS diseases. Eterna is the exclusive licensee of the key intellectual property underlying this collaboration from its discovery partner Factor Bioscience.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

About Eterna Therapeutics Inc.

Eterna Therapeutics is a life science company committed to realizing the potential of mRNA cell engineering to provide patients with transformational new medicines. Eterna has in-licensed a portfolio of over 130 patents covering key mRNA cell engineering technologies, including technologies for mRNA cell reprogramming, mRNA gene editing, the NoveSlice™ and UltraSlice™ gene-editing proteins, and the ToRNAdo™ mRNA delivery system from Factor Bioscience. NoveSlice™, UltraSlice™, and ToRNAdo™ are trademarks of Factor Bioscience. For more information, please visit https://www.eternatx.com.

About Factor Bioscience Inc.

Founded in 2011, Factor Bioscience develops technologies for engineering cells to advance the study and treatment of disease. Factor’s gene-editing technologies enable the precise deletion, insertion, and repair of DNA sequences in living cells to correct disease-causing mutations, make cells resistant to infection and degenerative disease, modulate the expression of immunoregulatory proteins to enable the generation of durable allogeneic cell therapies, and engineer immune cells to more effectively fight cancer. Factor’s cell-reprogramming technologies enable the generation of clonal lines of pluripotent stem cells that can be expanded and differentiated into any desired cell type for the development of regenerative cell therapies. For more information, visit https://www.factorbio.com.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: our plans to develop potential new cell lines into differentiated cell transplant therapies and potential product candidates, and the potential indications thereof, and that those product candidates may be superior to alternate therapies, including as a result of the Agreement with Eterna; our expectations regarding the utility of edited cell lines, the effect of such cells lines on our overall technology, and any related clinical activities; our ability to differentiate a cell line from those of competitors, to broaden our overall capabilities, and to develop treatments that are differentiated from our competitors as a result of the Agreement. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that Lineage or Eterna may fail to fully perform under the Agreement or that Lineage, in its sole discretion, may elect not to exercise its license under the Agreement; that the potential benefits of the Agreement, including the potential development of new cell lines into new product candidates, or the success of those product candidates, may not be realized; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

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Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Paulness Paulness 9 months ago
NEWS -- Lineage to Present at Baird 2023 Global Healthcare Conference and H.C. Wainwright & Co. 25th Annual Global Investment Conference



CARLSBAD, Calif., August 29, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, announced today that Brian M. Culley, Lineage’s Chief Executive Officer, will present at Baird’s 2023 Global Healthcare Conference, in a fireside chat hosted by Jack K. Allen, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, on September 12th, 2023 at 12:50pm ET. Baird’s 2023 Global Healthcare Conference is being held at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel. In addition, Mr. Culley will also be presenting at the H.C. Wainwright 25th Annual Global Investment Conference, on September 13th, 2023 at 10:30am ET. The H.C. Wainwright 25th Annual Global Investment Conference is being held at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

Interested parties can register to view a replay of the H.C. Wainwright 25th Annual Global Investment Conference presentation on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website. Additional videos are available on the Media page of the Lineage website.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
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Paulness Paulness 10 months ago
NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics to Report Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on August 10, 2023



CARLSBAD, Calif., August 03, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that it will report its second quarter 2023 financial and operating results on Thursday, August 10, 2023, following the close of the U.S. financial markets. Lineage management will also host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its second quarter 2023 financial and operating results and to provide a business update.

Interested parties may access the conference call on August 10th, 2023, by dialing (800) 715-9871 from the U.S. and Canada and should request the "Lineage Cell Therapeutics Call". A live webcast of the conference call will be available online in the Investors section of Lineage’s website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Lineage’s website for 30 days and a telephone replay will be available through August 17, 2023, by dialing (800) 770-2030 from the U.S. and Canada and entering conference ID number 1144985.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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Paulness Paulness 10 months ago
NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics and Cancer Research UK Report Topline Phase 1 Study Results With VAC2 for the Treatment of Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer



Patients enrolled were diagnosed with refractory, metastatic or locally advanced, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), for whom there were no other suitable treatment options

Five of eight patients treated (62.5%) had a best response of immune-related stable disease, and three (37.5%) demonstrated immune-related progressive disease

No patients had treatment emergent serious adverse events and all patients completed per protocol vaccination

Three of eight treated patients (37.5%) reached the 2-year survival endpoint

Two patients had durable responses against segments of the tumor antigen human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and two other patients had transient responses as assessed via enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assays

Further analyses from immunogenicity of VAC2 in the tumor, skin punch biopsies, and peripheral responses are being conducted by Cancer Research UK
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, and Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, today announced encouraging primary and secondary endpoint results from the recently completed clinical study of VAC2 in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The Phase 1 study was a first-in-human, open label, multi-center trial designed to investigate safety, immunogenicity, and survival in patients with advanced NSCLC (defined as metastatic or locally advanced disease) when administered the allogeneic dendritic cell (DC) vaccine VAC2 (NCT03371485). VAC2 DC cells have been engineered to present hTERT, a tumor-associated antigen found almost exclusively in cancer cells, and it is postulated that VAC2 will stimulate an immunogenic anti-tumor CD4+/CD8+ T cell response toward hTERT expressed on tumor cells. All eight subjects enrolled and treated completed the full per protocol vaccination regimen, which consisted of six-consecutive weekly intradermal (ID) injections of 1 x 107 viable VAC2 cells. Overall, VAC2 was well-tolerated, there were no unexpected SAEs, and there were no dose limiting toxicities.

"The unmet medical need in refractory NSCLC is significant and results from recent clinical trials support the investigation of cancer vaccines as a promising approach to treating this disease. The antigen-loaded VAC2 product candidate appeared to be well tolerated in all treated patients and the adverse events which we did observe were modest and expected from a therapy designed to generate a robust and durable immune response to tumor antigens. The immunogenicity data reported to date are also encouraging and supportive of the clinical observations we noted in the patients," stated Professor Gary Middleton MB, BS, MD, FRCP, Professor of Medical Oncology, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, The University of Birmingham, UK.

Brian Culley, Chief Executive Officer of Lineage, added: "The conclusion of this partnered study represents an important milestone for Lineage’s allogeneic cell therapy pipeline. We have completed clinical studies using three separate cell types in dramatically different diseases; geographic atrophy secondary to dry-form age-related macular degeneration, spinal cord injury, and most recently, NSCLC. The overall safety and efficacy data from these studies affirm our belief in the potential for allogeneic cell therapy to address some of the most serious medical needs, which unfortunately remain unaddressed by conventional approaches. Our goal is to determine how best to advance and expand not only the VAC platform as a delivery vehicle for tumor-associated and neoantigen vaccine delivery to resistant tumors, but also our overall approach to differentiated cell transplants as an emerging branch of medicine."

"Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and unfortunately, only 10% of patients survive their disease for 10 years or more, so we desperately need better treatment options. We are excited to see these initial VAC2 clinical data from a first-in-human application in what is the most common form of lung cancer and are hopeful that we can continue our collaborative work with Lineage on the next phase of development for this promising treatment approach," added Nigel Blackburn, PhD, Cancer Research UK’s Director of Drug Development.

On May 7th, 2020, Lineage completed an early exercise of its option to acquire data from Cancer Research UK and assumed responsibility for further development of the VAC2 product candidate as well as future development opportunities derived from the VAC platform, while Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development completed the clinical study in NSCLC. Lineage is currently reviewing these data, as well as several tertiary and exploratory endpoint assessments, and will determine next steps to evaluate VAC2 following these analyses. Lineage, Cancer Research UK, and the participating investigators intend to present these data at future medical and scientific conferences and submit publications to relevant journals for peer review.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage's programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage's clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage's VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

About VAC2

VAC2 is an allogeneic, or non-patient specific, off-the-shelf cancer vaccine product candidate designed to stimulate patient immune responses to an antigen commonly expressed in cancerous cells but not in normal adult cells. VAC2, which is produced from a pluripotent cell technology using a directed differentiation method, is comprised of a population of nonproliferating mature dendritic cells. As the most potent type of antigen presenting cell in the body, dendritic cells instruct the body’s immune system to attack and eliminate harmful pathogens and unwanted cells. Because the tumor antigen is loaded exogenously into the dendritic cells prior to administration, VAC2 is a platform technology that can be modified to carry any antigen, including patient-specific tumor neo-antigens or viral antigens. VAC2 was studied in a Phase 1 clinical study in adult patients with NSCLC in the advanced and adjuvant settings (NCT03371485), conducted by Cancer Research UK.

About Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development

Cancer Research UK has an impressive record of developing novel treatments for cancer. The Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development has been pioneering the development of new cancer treatments for 25 years, taking over 150 potential new anti-cancer agents into clinical trials in patients. It currently has a portfolio of 21 new anti-cancer agents in preclinical development, Phase I or early Phase II clinical trials. Six of these new agents have made it to market including temozolomide for brain cancer, abiraterone for prostate cancer and rucaparib for ovarian cancer. Two other drugs are in late development Phase III trials. www.cruk.org.uk/cdd

About Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence, and information.

Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.

Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK wants to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer by 2034.

Cancer Research UK supports research into the prevention and treatment of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK is working towards a world where people can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.Cancer research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call +44 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the effect of the SCIIS, including increasing disease awareness, the probability of success in product development, clinical trial participation, or investment and partnerships; the ability of cell transplant therapy approaches, including OPC1, to improve recovery or allow a patient to regain more mobility than what could otherwise be expected. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that the SCIIS will effectively accelerate SCI research, clinical trials or product development; that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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chrismiss_everyday chrismiss_everyday 11 months ago
https://investor.lineagecell.com/node/22936/html

A vote of confidence by Neal Bradsher.

OPTION TO PURCHASE COMMON SHARES 50,000 @ $1.41 on 07/01/2023
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chrismiss_everyday chrismiss_everyday 11 months ago
Wondering whether the NYSEAMERICAN: AGE action will affect LCTX?

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191210005404/en/Lineage-Cell-Therapeutics-and-AgeX-Therapeutics-Announce-Issuance-of-U.S.-Patent-for-Method-of-Generating-Induced-Pluripotent-Stem-Cells
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Triple nickle Triple nickle 12 months ago
1.38 breaks it out
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abracky abracky 1 year ago
Same old genetic news with no volume, no uptick, nothing.
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Paulness Paulness 1 year ago
NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics Expected to Be Added to Russell 3000® Index



CARLSBAD, Calif., May 22, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today reported that the Company is expected to be added to the broad-market Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of the 2023 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective as of the U.S. market open on June 26, 2023, according to a preliminary list of additions posted to the FTSE Russell website, following the close of the U.S. markets on May 19, 2023.

Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of April 28, 2023, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the U.S. all-cap Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year following reconstitution, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

"We are pleased that Lineage is expected to be added into the Russell 3000 Index next month. Our inclusion among larger market cap companies should help to expand investor awareness, increase institutional ownership, and provide additional liquidity in our stock," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO, "This recognition of our progress comes during an exciting time, as our partners Roche and Genentech enroll patients in a Phase 2a clinical trial of OpRegen® for the treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration, as we prepare for further clinical testing of our OPC1 treatment for spinal cord injury, and as we advance our other treatments for cancer, hearing loss, and vision loss. Overall, we believe a deeper understanding of Lineage’s strategic objectives can help increase support for our novel and exciting approach to cell transplant medicine."

About FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell is a global index leader that provides innovative benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 70 countries, covering 98% of the investable market globally. FTSE Russell index expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. Approximately $20.1 trillion is currently benchmarked to FTSE Russell indexes. For over 30 years, leading asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. A core set of universal principles guides FTSE Russell index design and management: a transparent rules-based methodology is informed by independent committees of leading market participants. FTSE Russell is focused on applying the highest industry standards in index design and governance and embraces the IOSCO Principles. FTSE Russell is also focused on index innovation and customer partnerships as it seeks to enhance the breadth, depth and reach of its offering. FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group. For more information on the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to the "Russell Reconstitution" section on the FTSE Russell website.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the expectation that Lineage will be added to the Russell 3000 Index at reconstitution and the impacts to Lineage as a result thereof; the significance of the Phase 2a clinical study of OpRegen; the timing of anticipated clinical activity related to our programs; the potential future achievements of our clinical, preclinical and development programs; our ability to broaden awareness of and increase support for our business; and the potential of our cell therapy platform. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; that competing alternative therapies may adversely impact the commercial potential of OpRegen; that Lineage may not be able to manufacture sufficient clinical quantities of its product candidates in accordance with current good manufacturing practice; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

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Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Receives Grant From California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)



Award Will Support 1st Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium To Be Held June 29, 2023

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 09, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that the Company has received a grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), to support the 1st Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium ("SCIIS"), a newly created forum to discuss the recent innovation, advancements, and challenges in the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). The SCIIS is being presented by Lineage and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. This event aims to bring together a diverse set of parties over the common interest of the development of new therapeutic interventions for SCI. The collaborative effort is intended to increase disease awareness, elevate the probability of success in product development, and promote clinical trial participation through a focus on patient appropriate clinical endpoints and an opportunity for investment and partnerships among and between for-profit and non-profit organizations. To support the SCIIS and these goals, CIRM has awarded Lineage an Education Conference II Grant, with a total award value of $50,000. This award recognizes the SCIIS as an important mission-specific conference, which will allow for the exchange of scientific information, create opportunities to accelerate the development of stem cell therapies to patients, increase the likelihood of successful treatments reaching patients, addresses an unmet clinical need, and can be impactful to CIRM’s overall mission.

"The approaches to and treatment of spinal cord injury are in need of innovation and modernization. This conference was created to help identify, discuss, and address gaps in the product development process and bring new options and ideas to patients in need of better solutions," stated Brian M. Culley, Lineage CEO. "At Lineage, our approach focuses on transplanting and replacing lost or damaged spinal cord cells in an effort to restore function and improve quality of life, but there are many programs in industry and academia which may help patients and we need events like the SCIIS to drive collaboration and cooperation across the field. We are proud to have the support of CIRM and other leading entities in spinal cord injury advocacy and therapeutic development, as we work to bring greater awareness to the field. The development of our OPC1 product candidate was one of the first clinical trials supported by CIRM and we are grateful to the agency for its continued commitment to SCI. This funding will help support the inaugural SCIIS and its mission to empower a diverse group of healthcare companies, key opinion leaders, patients and caregivers, policy makers, government representatives and others to connect and work together towards a common purpose: encouraging acceleration in SCI research, clinical trials and product development."

About the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

CIRM, California's Stem Cell Agency, was created by the voters of California in 2004 with the passing of Proposition 71, which authorized $3 billion in funding for stem cell research in California. The agency funds stem cell research at institutions and companies throughout California (as well as institutions and companies outside of the state that conduct a portion of their research in California) with the goal of accelerating treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. In 2020, California voters approved to continue funding California's Stem Cell Agency through the passage of Proposition 14. CIRM’s mission is to accelerate world class science to deliver transformative regenerative medicine treatments in an equitable manner to a diverse California and world as well as to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. By promoting and encouraging the growth of the stem cell biotechnology sector, the agency is also helping attract the best scientists to the state and establishing California as a global leader in stem cell research. For more information, please visit https://www.cirm.ca.gov/ and follow the agency on Twitter: @CIRMnews.

About the 1st Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium

The 1st Annual Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium will be held in-person, on June 29, 2023, at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. This event will bring together both public and private companies developing new treatment options for people with spinal cord injury, alongside leaders in the spinal cord injury medical and advocacy communities. A number of important topics will be discussed, including current treatment approaches, the impact of SCI, SCI clinical trial participation and ensuring persons with lived experience perspectives, needs & priorities are appropriately captured, including with new clinical assessment tools. Advance registration is required for attendance. For more information about the conference, please visit http://scisymposium.com/ or follow the conversation on Twitter @SCISymposium, using the hashtag #SCIsymposium.

About Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is subjected to a severe crush or contusion and frequently results in severe functional impairment, including limb paralysis, aberrant pain signaling, and loss of bladder control and other body functions. There are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries annually in the U.S. The cost of a lifetime of care for a severe spinal cord injury can be as high as $5 million.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage's programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage's clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage's VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the effect of the SCIIS, including increasing disease awareness, the probability of success in product development, clinical trial participation, or investment and partnerships; the ability of cell transplant therapy approaches, including OPC1, to improve recovery, allow a patient to regain more function than what could otherwise be expected, or improve a patient’s quality of life. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that the SCIIS will not accelerate SCI research, clinical trials or product development; that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- Lineage Cell Therapeutics to Report First Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on May 11, 2023



CARLSBAD, Calif., May 04, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that it will report its first quarter 2023 financial and operating results on Thursday, May 11, 2023, following the close of the U.S. financial markets. Lineage management will also host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time/1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial and operating results and to provide a business update.

Interested parties may access the conference call on May 11th, 2023, by dialing (800) 715-9871 from the U.S. and Canada and should request the "Lineage Cell Therapeutics Call". A live webcast of the conference call will be available online in the Investors section of Lineage’s website. A replay of the webcast will be available on Lineage’s website for 30 days and a telephone replay will be available through May 18, 2023, by dialing (800) 770-2030 from the U.S. and Canada and entering conference ID number 8339383.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen®, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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NEWS -- RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Clinical Results Support the Potential for OpRegen to Slow, Stop or Reverse Disease Progression in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration



Preliminary Evidence of Durable Anatomical and Functional Improvements Following Administration of OpRegen CellsExtensive OpRegen Surgical Bleb Coverage of Areas of GA May Be Critical for Optimizing Patient OutcomesOCT Imaging With Segmentation Analysis is Advantageous in Assessment of Retinal Integrity Post-TreatmentCARLSBAD, Calif., April 26, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that results from imaging analyses of structural changes and visual data from a Phase 1/2a clinical study of RG6501 (OpRegen), were presented at the 2023 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2023). The presentation, "Exploratory optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis in patients with geographic atrophy (GA) treated by OpRegen: Results from the Phase 1/2a trial" was presented by Eyal Banin, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Retinal and Macular Degenerations, Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

RG6501 (OpRegen) is an allogeneic retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell therapy currently in development for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche and Genentech, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

"We are extremely pleased to see our observations of improved retinal structure in the initial clinical study of OpRegen are being reinforced by additional external and independent analyses of the images performed by Genentech and Roche. Looking ahead, we are excited to collaborate with Genentech and Roche on the ongoing Phase 2a study of OpRegen, which is currently enrolling patients and open at multiple sites in the US, with more sites expected to come online this year," stated Brian Culley, CEO of Lineage.

Dr. Banin added, "I have been closely involved with the OpRegen program since its beginning and I continue to be excited about the potential therapeutic benefit for patients afflicted with dry AMD and geographic atrophy, a progressive and debilitating disease that significantly affects the quality of life of many. These data further highlight the potential for a single dose of OpRegen to provide significant clinical outcomes for patients in a disease with a tremendous unmet need."

2023 ARVO Presentation Highlights

Preliminary evidence of outer retinal structure and visual function improvements with OpRegen was observed in patients with GA and impaired vision (Cohort 4 [n=12]):Patients in Cohort 4 had an average 7.6 letter gain in visual acuity at 12 months in the study eye;Three patients in Cohort 4 (25%) had a 15 letter or greater gain in visual acuity at 12 months in the study eye.Long term vision preservation with outer retinal structure improvement observed in the OpRegen treated eye persisted for up to 4 years of follow-up.The extent of OpRegen bleb coverage over the area of atrophy may be important to optimize patient outcomes:In patients with extensive OpRegen bleb coverage, maintenance or improvement of outer retina structure was observed in treated eyes compared to worsening in fellow eyes:Five patients in Cohort 4 who had a surgically delivered bleb containing OpRegen that extensively covered their atrophic areas and the foveal center, experienced an average 12.8 letter gain in their study eye.Improvement in outer retinal layers also correlated with the extent of OpRegen bleb coverage:Slower rates of RPE and external limiting membrane (ELM) loss were observed in OpRegen treated eyes compared to fellow untreated eyes;Patients with extensive OpRegen bleb coverage of the atrophic area had maintenance or improvement of RPE and ELM layers compared to patients with limited OpRegen bleb coverage.Resolution of complete RPE and outer retinal atrophy (cRORA) near borders of baseline GA were observed in cases with extensive coverage:Signs of improvement in areas of cRORA included: greater hyperreflectivity at the level of RPE/ Bruch's membrane (BM); less choroidal hypertransmission; reduction of retinal subsidence, and greater continuity of outer retinal layers.OCT imaging with segmentation analysis may be advantageous in assessment of retinal integrity following OpRegen treatment:OCT enables quantitation of changes in RPE and outer retinal structure (such as ELM loss) not possible with FAF imaging following OpRegen subretinal delivery.One patient in Cohort 4 maintained improvement in visual acuity at 4 years post-treatment in the study eye (+3 letters read), compared to losing 30 letters in the untreated eye.Overall, these data suggest that OpRegen RPE cells may provide support to the remaining retinal cells within atrophic areas by counteracting host RPE cell dysfunction and loss.Further assessment of the optimal disease stage for intervention and target delivery location of OpRegen in a larger clinical study is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.A Phase 2a study evaluating the success of OpRegen delivery to target areas of GA is currently enrolling patients (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05626114).Dr. Banin’s presentation is now available on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website.

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) was founded in 1928 in Washington, DC by a group of 73 ophthalmologists. ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world. ARVO members include nearly 11,000 researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. For more information, please visit https://www.arvo.org/ or follow the association on Twitter @ARVOInfo.

About OpRegen®

OpRegen is a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in development for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration. Following subretinal delivery, OpRegen has the potential to counteract RPE cell loss in areas of GA lesions by supporting retinal structure and function. OpRegen is being developed under a worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

About the Phase 1/2a Study

The Phase 1/2a study is an open-label, single-arm, multi-center, dose-escalation trial evaluating a single administration of OpRegen delivered subretinally in patients with bilateral GA. Twenty-four patients were enrolled into 4 cohorts. The first 3 cohorts enrolled only legally blind patients with a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/200 or worse. The fourth cohort enrolled 12 patients with impaired vision (BCVA from 20/65 to 20/250 with smaller mean areas of GA). Cohort 4 also included patients treated with a new "thaw-and-inject" formulation of OpRegen, which can be shipped directly to sites and used immediately upon thawing, removing the complications and logistics of having to use a dose preparation facility. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of OpRegen as assessed by the incidence and frequency of treatment-emergent adverse events. Secondary objectives are to evaluate the preliminary activity of OpRegen treatment by assessing the changes in ophthalmological parameters measured by various methods of primary clinical relevance.

About Geographic Atrophy

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by severe loss of visual function. GA is a leading cause of adult blindness in the developed world, affecting at least 5 million people globally. There are two forms of advanced AMD: neovascular AMD and GA. GA and neovascular AMD can occur simultaneously in the same eye, and patients treated for neovascular AMD may still go on to develop GA. GA typically affects both eyes.

About Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

Lineage Cell Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel cell therapies for unmet medical needs. Lineage’s programs are based on its robust proprietary cell-based therapy platform and associated in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. With this platform Lineage develops and manufactures specialized, terminally differentiated human cells from its pluripotent and progenitor cell starting materials. These differentiated cells are developed to either replace or support cells that are dysfunctional or absent due to degenerative disease or traumatic injury or administered as a means of helping the body mount an effective immune response to cancer. Lineage’s clinical and preclinical programs are in markets with billion dollar opportunities and include five allogeneic ("off-the-shelf") product candidates: (i) OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelial cell therapy in Phase 2a development for the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration, is being developed under a worldwide collaboration with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; (ii) OPC1, an oligodendrocyte progenitor cell therapy in Phase 1/2a development for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries; (iii) VAC2, a dendritic cell therapy produced from Lineage’s VAC technology platform for immuno-oncology and infectious disease, currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; (iv) ANP1, an auditory neuronal progenitor cell therapy for the potential treatment of auditory neuropathy; and (v) PNC1, a photoreceptor neural cell therapy for the potential treatment of vision loss due to photoreceptor dysfunction or damage. For more information, please visit https://www.lineagecell.com or follow the company on Twitter @LineageCell.

Forward-Looking Statements

Lineage cautions you that all statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, in some cases, can be identified by terms such as "believe," "aim," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "design," "intend," "expect," "could," "can," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," "would," "contemplate," "project," "target," "tend to," or the negative version of these words and similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to: the potential therapeutic benefits OpRegen in patients with GA secondary to AMD; the significance of clinical data reported to date from the Phase 1/2a study of OpRegen, including the findings of retinal tissue restoration and visual function improvements; and the potential utilization of OCT imaging to measure efficacy in a pivotal clinical trial of OpRegen. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Lineage’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, the following risks: that positive findings in early clinical and/or nonclinical studies of a product candidate may not be predictive of success in subsequent clinical and/or nonclinical studies of that candidate; that competing alternative therapies may adversely impact the commercial potential of OpRegen; that Roche and Genentech may not successfully advance OpRegen or be successful in completing further clinical trials for OpRegen and/or obtaining regulatory approval for OpRegen in any particular jurisdiction; that Lineage may not be able to manufacture sufficient clinical quantities of its product candidates in accordance with current good manufacturing practice; and those risks and uncertainties inherent in Lineage’s business and other risks discussed in Lineage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lineage’s forward-looking statements are based upon its current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in Lineage’s periodic reports with the SEC, including Lineage’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and its other reports, which are available from the SEC’s website. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they were made. Lineage undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

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Contacts

Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. IR
Ioana C. Hone
(mailto://ir@lineagecell.com)
(442) 287-8963

LifeSci Advisors
Daniel Ferry
(mailto://daniel@lifesciadvisors.com)
(617) 430-7576

Russo Partners – Media Relations
Nic Johnson or David Schull
(mailto://Nic.johnson@russopartnersllc.com)
(mailto://David.schull@russopartnersllc.com)
(212) 845-4242
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chrismiss_everyday chrismiss_everyday 1 year ago
April 26, 2023 8:00 AM EDT
RG6501 (OpRegen®) Phase 1/2a Clinical Results Support the Potential for OpRegen to Slow, Stop or Reverse Disease Progression in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Preliminary Evidence of Durable Anatomical and Functional Improvements Following Administration of OpRegen Cells
Extensive OpRegen Surgical Bleb Coverage of Areas of GA May Be Critical for Optimizing Patient Outcomes
OCT Imaging With Segmentation Analysis is Advantageous in Assessment of Retinal Integrity Post-Treatment
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 26, 2023-- Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE American and TASE: LCTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing allogeneic cell therapies for unmet medical needs, today announced that results from imaging analyses of structural changes and visual data from a Phase 1/2a clinical study of RG6501 (OpRegen), were presented at the 2023 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2023). The presentation, “Exploratory optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis in patients with geographic atrophy (GA) treated by OpRegen: Results from the Phase 1/2a trial” was presented by Eyal Banin, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Retinal and Macular Degenerations, Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, on behalf of Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

RG6501 (OpRegen) is an allogeneic retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell therapy currently in development for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is being developed under an exclusive worldwide collaboration between Lineage, Roche and Genentech, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2a clinical study in patients with GA secondary to AMD (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05626114).

“We are extremely pleased to see our observations of improved retinal structure in the initial clinical study of OpRegen are being reinforced by additional external and independent analyses of the images performed by Genentech and Roche. Looking ahead, we are excited to collaborate with Genentech and Roche on the ongoing Phase 2a study of OpRegen, which is currently enrolling patients and open at multiple sites in the US, with more sites expected to come online this year,” stated Brian Culley, CEO of Lineage.

Dr. Banin added, “I have been closely involved with the OpRegen program since its beginning and I continue to be excited about the potential therapeutic benefit for patients afflicted with dry AMD and geographic atrophy, a progressive and debilitating disease that significantly affects the quality of life of many. These data further highlight the potential for a single dose of OpRegen to provide significant clinical outcomes for patients in a disease with a tremendous unmet need.”

2023 ARVO Presentation Highlights

Preliminary evidence of outer retinal structure and visual function improvements with OpRegen was observed in patients with GA and impaired vision (Cohort 4 [n=12]):
Patients in Cohort 4 had an average 7.6 letter gain in visual acuity at 12 months in the study eye;
Three patients in Cohort 4 (25%) had a 15 letter or greater gain in visual acuity at 12 months in the study eye.
Long term vision preservation with outer retinal structure improvement observed in the OpRegen treated eye persisted for up to 4 years of follow-up.
The extent of OpRegen bleb coverage over the area of atrophy may be important to optimize patient outcomes:
In patients with extensive OpRegen bleb coverage, maintenance or improvement of outer retina structure was observed in treated eyes compared to worsening in fellow eyes:
Five patients in Cohort 4 who had a surgically delivered bleb containing OpRegen that extensively covered their atrophic areas and the foveal center, experienced an average 12.8 letter gain in their study eye.
Improvement in outer retinal layers also correlated with the extent of OpRegen bleb coverage:
Slower rates of RPE and external limiting membrane (ELM) loss were observed in OpRegen treated eyes compared to fellow untreated eyes;
Patients with extensive OpRegen bleb coverage of the atrophic area had maintenance or improvement of RPE and ELM layers compared to patients with limited OpRegen bleb coverage.
Resolution of complete RPE and outer retinal atrophy (cRORA) near borders of baseline GA were observed in cases with extensive coverage:
Signs of improvement in areas of cRORA included: greater hyperreflectivity at the level of RPE/ Bruch's membrane (BM); less choroidal hypertransmission; reduction of retinal subsidence, and greater continuity of outer retinal layers.
OCT imaging with segmentation analysis may be advantageous in assessment of retinal integrity following OpRegen treatment:
OCT enables quantitation of changes in RPE and outer retinal structure (such as ELM loss) not possible with FAF imaging following OpRegen subretinal delivery.
One patient in Cohort 4 maintained improvement in visual acuity at 4 years post-treatment in the study eye (+3 letters read), compared to losing 30 letters in the untreated eye.
Overall, these data suggest that OpRegen RPE cells may provide support to the remaining retinal cells within atrophic areas by counteracting host RPE cell dysfunction and loss.
Further assessment of the optimal disease stage for intervention and target delivery location of OpRegen in a larger clinical study is needed to confirm these preliminary findings.
A Phase 2a study evaluating the success of OpRegen delivery to target areas of GA is currently enrolling patients (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05626114).
Dr. Banin’s presentation is now available on the Events and Presentations section of Lineage’s website.

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc. (ARVO) was founded in 1928 in Washington, DC by a group of 73 ophthalmologists. ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world. ARVO members include nearly 11,000 researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. For more information, please visit https://www.arvo.org/ or follow the association on Twitter @ARVOInfo.
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