Dr. Robert N. Butler Appointed to Board of Directors of BioTime, Inc.

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — “The aging of the baby boom generation is the most significant demographic trend of our time,” said Michael D. West, Ph.D., BioTime’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward in working with Dr. Butler in focusing the emerging technologies of regenerative medicine on the large and growing markets in age-related degenerative disease.”

Dr. Butler said, “It is exciting to be elected to the board of BioTime, an innovative company built for this era of longevity.”

About BioTime, Inc. (BTIM.OB):

BioTime, headquartered in Alameda, California, develops blood plasma volume expanders, blood replacement solutions for hypothermic (low temperature) surgery, organ preservation solutions, and technology for use in surgery, emergency trauma treatment and other applications. BioTime’s lead product Hextend is manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by Hospira, Inc. and in South Korea by CJ Corp. under exclusive licensing agreements. BioTime has recently entered the field of regenerative medicine through its wholly owned subsidiary Embryome Sciences, Inc. where it plans to develop new medical and research products using embryonic stem cell technology. Additional information about BioTime can be found on the web at http://www.biotimeinc.com. Hextend®, PentaLyte®, HetaCool®, EmbryomicsTM, ESpyTM, and ESpanTM are trademarks of BioTime, Inc.

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BioTime, Inc.
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