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Athersys to Present Live at Retail Investor Conferences.com on January 11th
Jan 07, 2011 (03:01 PM EST)


Company invites investors and analysts to attend interactive virtual conference

CLEVELAND, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Athersys, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHX) today announced that its CEO, Dr. Gil Van Bokkelen Ph.D., will present at Retail Investor Confrences.com.

DATE:

January 11, 2011

TIME:

10:00 AM EST

LINK:

www.retailinvestorconferences.com



This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to ask the company questions in real-time both in the presentation hall as well as the company's "virtual trade booth." If attendees are not able to join the event live, and archive will be available for 90 days.

It is recommended that investors pre-register to save time and receive event updates.

About Athersys

Athersys is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life. The Company is developing MultiStem®, a patented, adult-derived "off-the-shelf" stem cell product platform for multiple disease indications, including damage caused by myocardial infarction, bone marrow transplantation and oncology treatment support, ischemic stroke, and inflammatory bowel disease. The Company is also developing a portfolio of other therapeutic programs, including orally active pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of metabolic and central nervous system disorders, utilizing proprietary technologies, including Random Activation of Gene Expression (RAGE®). Athersys has forged several key strategic alliances and collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as world-renowned research institutions in the United States and Europe to further develop its platform and products. More information is available at www.athersys.com.

About RetailInvestorConferences.com

RetailInvestorConferences.com, created by BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire and MUNCmedia, is the first monthly virtual investor conference series that provides an interactive forum for presenting companies to meet directly with retail investors using a graphically-enhanced online platform.

Designed to replicate the look and feel of location-based investor conferences, Retail Investor Conferences unites PR Newswire's leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting's extensive retail investor audience network and MUNCmedia's sophisticated retail investor targeting.

SOURCE Athersys, Inc.