StemCells Incorporated is a development stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of stem cell-based therapies to treat diseases of the central nervous system, liver and pancreas. The company s stem cell programs seek to repair or repopulate neural or other tissue that has been damaged or lost as a result of disease or injury. StemCells Incorporated is recognized as one of the first companies to directly identify and isolate human neural stem cells from normal brain tissue. The company is also among the most advanced in pursuing stem cell therapies. StemCells Incorporated is a publicly traded company solely focused on stem cell research and development and has approximately 40 patents in the United States. The company is located in Palo Alto, Calif.