LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB:PMCB), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing therapies for cancer and diabetes using its signature live-cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box®, announced today that an audio recording of the company’s shareholder call, which was held on February 7, 2017, by the Chief Executive Officer of PharmaCyte, Kenneth L. Waggoner, is now available for playback. PharmaCyte also announced that the remaining unanswered questions and answers have been recorded and are available playback as well.
Mr. Waggoner commented on the shareholder call stating, “I would like to thank everyone who listened to our shareholder call update yesterday. I would also like to apologize for the call abruptly cutting off during the question and answer session. The call stopped at the one-hour mark. That has never happened before. The call was scheduled to continue for one and a half hours. Since we wanted to answer all of the questions that were submitted, we have recorded the balance of the questions and answers. They may be heard by clicking on the second link shown below.”
To access the audio recording of the shareholder call, use this link: https://fccdl.in/NYOkZc1xs.
To access the audio recording with the remaining questions and answers of the shareholder call, use this link: https://fccdl.in/b0lcv21IV.
About PharmaCyte Biotech
PharmaCyte Biotech is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing therapies for cancer and diabetes based upon a proprietary cellulose-based live cell encapsulation technology known as “Cell-in-a-Box®.” This technology will be used as a platform upon which therapies for several types of cancer and diabetes are being developed. PharmaCyte’s therapy for cancer involves encapsulating genetically engineered human cells that convert an inactive chemotherapy drug into its active or “cancer-killing” form. These encapsulated cells are implanted as close to the patient’s cancerous tumor as possible. Once implanted, a chemotherapy drug that is normally activated in the liver (ifosfamide) is given intravenously at one-third the normal dose. The ifosfamide is carried by the circulatory system to where the encapsulated cells have been implanted. When the ifosfamide comes in contact with the encapsulated cells they act as an artificial liver and activate the chemotherapy drug at the source of the cancer. This “targeted chemotherapy” has proven effective and safe to use in past clinical trials and results in no side effects.
In addition to developing a novel therapy for cancer, PharmaCyte is developing a treatment for Type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetes. PharmaCyte plans to encapsulate a human cell line that has been genetically engineered to produce, store and release insulin in response to the levels of blood sugar in the human body. The encapsulation will be done using the Cell-in-a-Box® technology. Once the encapsulated cells are implanted in a diabetic patient they will function as a “bio-artificial pancreas” for purposes of insulin production.
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More information about PharmaCyte can be found at www.PharmaCyte.com. It can also be obtained by contacting Investor Relations.
Investor Relations: PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. Investor Relations Department Telephone: 917.595.2856 Email: Info@PharmaCyte.com