COLUMBIA, Md., Jun 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIR), a leading stem cell therapeutic company focused on developing and marketing products to treat medical conditions in the inflammatory, orthopedic, and cardiovascular areas, announced today that management is scheduled to present at the Canaccord Adams Diabetes and Obesity Conference on Friday, June 6, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. PT in San Francisco, CA.
A live audio webcast of the presentation may be accessed through the Investors page of the Company's website at www.Osiris.com. An audio replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the conference.
About Osiris Therapeutics
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. is a leading stem cell therapeutic company focused on developing and marketing products to treat medical conditions in the inflammatory, orthopedic and cardiovascular areas. Osiris currently markets and sells OSTEOCEL for regenerating bone in orthopedic indications. PROCHYMAL is being evaluated in Phase III clinical trials for three indications, including acute and steroid refractory Graft versus Host Disease and also Crohn's disease, and is the only stem cell therapeutic currently designated by FDA as both an Orphan Drug and Fast Track product. Osiris has also partnered with Genzyme Corporation to develop PROCHYMAL as a medical countermeasure to nuclear terrorism and other radiological emergencies. PROCHYMAL is also being developed for the repair of heart tissue following a heart attack and for the protection of pancreatic islet cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. The Company's pipeline of internally developed biologic drug candidates under evaluation also includes CHONDROGEN for arthritis in the knee. Osiris is a fully integrated company, having developed capabilities in research, development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of stem cell products. Osiris has developed an extensive intellectual property portfolio to protect the company's technology in the United States and a number of foreign countries including 47 U.S. and 253 foreign patents owned or licensed. More information can be found on the company's website, www.Osiris.com. (OSIR-G)
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Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. Erica Elchin, 443-545-1834 OsirisPR@osiris.com or Media: Schwartz Communications Stacey Holifield/Andrew Law, 781-684-0770 Osiris@schwartz-pr.com
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