AgeX Therapeutics Closes $10 Million Capital Raise08/17/2017
ALAMEDA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. (AgeX), a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX), announced today that it has closed its round of equity financing, raising net proceeds of $10 million, valuing AgeX at approximately $68 million post-money. Post-closing, BioTime owns approximately 85% of the outstanding shares of AgeX. The financing, first announced on August 2, 2017, is expected to fund AgeX’s general operations and product development well into 2019, while saving BioTime approximately $5 million annually on these programs and associated operational expenses. The majority of the investors participating in the financing were new to the BioTime group of companies.
About AgeX Therapeutics
AgeX Therapeutics, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX), is a biotechnology company applying technology relating to cellular immortality and regenerative biology to aging and age-related diseases. The company has three initial areas of product development: pluripotent stem cell-derived brown adipocytes (AGEX-BAT1); vascular progenitors (AGEX-VASC1); and induced Tissue Regeneration (iTR). Initial planned indications for these products are Type 2 diabetes, cardiac ischemia, and cancer respectively. More information on AgeX can be found on the company’s website at www.agexinc.com.
BioTime is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases. Its clinical programs are based on two platform technologies: pluripotent cells and cell/drug delivery. The foundation of BioTime’s core therapeutic technology platform is pluripotent cells that are capable of becoming any of the cell types in the human body. The foundation of the Company’s cell delivery platform is its HyStem® cell and drug delivery matrix technology. The Company’s current clinical programs are targeting three primary sectors, aesthetics, ophthalmology and cell/drug delivery. BioTime also has significant equity holdings in two publicly traded companies, Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (“Asterias”) and OncoCyte Corporation (“OncoCyte”).
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Media Contact for AgeX:
Gotham Communications, LLC
Bill Douglass, (646) 504-0890
JQA Partners, Inc.
Jules Abraham, (917) 885-7378
Investor Contact for BioTime:
David Nakasone, (510) 871-4188
EVC Group, Inc.
Michael Polyviou/Doug Sherk, (646) 445-4800