Aastrom Biosciences to Present at Multiple Conferences in April

Tue Apr 9, 2013 4:12pm EDT

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), the
leading developer of patient-specific expanded multicellular therapies for the treatment of
severe, chronic cardiovascular diseases, today announced that the company will be presenting at
the following scientific and investor meetings in April:

1st Annual Regen Med Investor Day

When:

April 17, 2013

Where:

Harmonie Club, New York, NY

Presentations:

* 9:00 a.m. EDT - Dr. Ronnda Bartel, chief scientific officer of Aastrom, will participate in a
panel discussion entitled "Clinical Outlooks in Cardiovascular Disease."
* 1:45 p.m. EDT - Nick Colangelo, president and CEO of Aastrom, will provide an overview of the
company and its development programs.

19th Annual International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Meeting

When:

April 22-25, 2013

Where:

SKYCITY Auckland Convention Center, Auckland, New Zealand

Presentations:

* April 23rd - Dr. Bartel will present "Commercialization Strategies for Ixmyelocel-T, a Novel
Autologous Therapy for Severe, Chronic Cardiovascular Disease."
* April 24th - Poster presentation titled "Effects of Ixmyelocel-T on Murine Bleomycin-Induced
Lung Fibrosis."
* April 24th - Poster presentation titled "Phase 3 Readiness for Autologous Cell Therapies: Unique
Software Applications for Training, Scheduling and Manufacturing of Ixmyelocel-T."
* April 25th - Dr. Kelly Ledford, scientist at Aastrom, will present "Potential Atheroprotective
Effects of Ixmyelocel-T Cellular Therapy."

12th Annual Needham & Company Healthcare Conference

When:

April 30, 2013

Where:

Westin Grand Central Hotel, New York, NY

Presentation:

10:00 a.m. EDT - Mr. Colangelo will provide an update on the company's clinical programs and
progress in research and development.

About Aastrom Biosciences

Aastrom Biosciences is the leader in developing patient-specific, expanded multicellular therapies
for use in the treatment of patients with severe, chronic cardiovascular diseases. The company's
proprietary cell-processing technology enables the manufacture of ixmyelocel-T, a patient-specific
multicellular therapy expanded from a patient's own bone marrow and delivered directly to damaged
tissues. Aastrom has advanced ixmyelocel-T into late-stage clinical development, including a Phase
2b clinical trial in patients with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. For more information, please
visit Aastrom's website at www.aastrom.com
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