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    ACT Publishes First Report of Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC)-Derived Cells Transplanted Into Patients

    Study in The Lancet Shows No Safety Concerns and Improved Vision in Patients with Macular Degeneration MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Jan. 23, 2012 – Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that Phase 1/2 clinical data published in The Lancet as an early online publication demonstrate the safety of ACT’s human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells for the treatment of Stargardt’s macular dystrophy (SMD) and dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). Results were reported for two patients, the first in each of the Phase 1/2 clinical trials. In addition to showing no adverse safety issues, structural evidence confirmed…