Live Testing with Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer Shows Excellent Sensitivity for THC and Related Metabolites

The Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer is being developed to give law enforcement and employers a tool to enforce public safety
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 27, 2017) - Cannabix Technologies Inc. (CSE:BLO)(CSE:BLO.CN)(OTC PINK:BLOZF) (the "Company or Cannabix") developer of the Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer for law enforcement and the workplace, is pleased to announce that preliminary human subject testing during the month of March have produced excellent results. Cannabix is developing its FAIMS- (field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry) based marijuana breathalyzer for the detection of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ("THC") in human breath. Testing using the Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer Beta prototype device with human subjects after smoking THC cigarettes demonstrated the successful detection of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, in real-time. In addition to THC, several metabolites were identified in the breath of the human subjects including 11-hydroxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and delta-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol, and three other cannabinoids related to cannabigerol, were confirmed by mass spectrometry after the inhalation of cannabis.
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Matinas BioPharma Reports Positive Topline Data from Phase 1 Study of MAT2501

- Oral administration of MAT2501 at all tested doses yielded blood levels that were well below the labeled safety limits recommended for IV-administered amikacin -
- MAT2501 was well-tolerated with no serious adverse events observed -
BEDMINSTER, N.J., March 27, 2017 -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative anti-infectives for orphan indications, today reported positive topline data from its Phase 1 single-ascending dose study of MAT2501 in healthy volunteers.   
MAT2501 is Matinas BioPharma’s orally-administered formulation of the broad spectrum IV-only aminoglycoside antibiotic agent amikacin, which utilizes the Company’s proprietary lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleate delivery technology. 
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Cellect Announces Successful First Cancer Patient Stem Cell Transplant

Cellect’s technology, ApoGraft™, aims to become a game changer in stem cells transplantations for cancer treatments
Company gets green light from DSMB Board for enrolling additional 2 cancer patients for ApoGraft™ transplantation treatments  
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 27, 2017  -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq:APOP) (TASE:APOP), a developer of stem cell selection technology, announced today that the first stem cell transplant procedure has been successfully performed using its ApoGraft™ technology in the Company’s Phase I/II clinical trial in a blood cancer patient.  
Up to 50 percent of stem cell transplant procedures, such as bone marrow transplants, result in life-threatening rejection disease, known as Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GvHD). Cellect’s ApoGraft™ technology is aiming to turn stem cell transplants into a simple, safe and cost effective process, reducing the associated severe side effects, such as rejection and many other risks.
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Moleculin Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Annamycin for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

HOUSTON, TX--( March 22, 2017) - Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (NASDAQ: MBRX) ("Moleculin" or the "Company"), a preclinical pharmaceutical company focused on the development of anti-cancer drug candidates, some of which are based on license agreements with The University of Texas System on behalf of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, today announced its lead candidate, Annamycin (also known as "Liposomal Annamycin"), an anthracycline, has received Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Moleculin's Chairman and CEO, Walter Klemp, commented, "We are pleased to report this key milestone and the FDA's decision to grant Annamycin orphan drug designation. We look forward to announcing additional milestones in regard to our clinical pathway as we make further progress."
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Update on Full Six-Patient Cohort Confirms Patients with Complete Paralysis Can Experience Meaningful Recovery of Function by Six Months Following AST-OPC1 Treatment

-Newly reported data on sixth and final patient in cohort further confirms previously announced improvements in hand and arm function following dosing-
FREMONT, Calif., March 21, 2017 -- Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), a biotechnology company pioneering the field of regenerative medicine, reported that including the sixth and final patient in the AIS-A 10 million cell cohort in the company's ongoing SCiStar Phase 1/2a clinical trial has further confirmed previously-announced motor function improvements at 6-months following administration of AST-OPC1. 
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