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CARLSBAD, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 15, 2019 / International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB:ISCO) (www.internationalstemcell.com) ('ISCO' or 'the Company'), a California-based clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, today announced operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

'As we mentioned before we completed the enrollment of the Phase I Parkinson's disease clinical trial and currently involved in reorganizing our revenue-generating subsidiaries. We expect that we will see positive results of this reorganization next year.' - commented Andrey Semechkin, PhD., CEO and Co-Chairman of ISCO.

Year-to-Date Financial Highlights

Consolidated revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $6.6 million, compared to the consolidated revenue of $8.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.

Revenue decrease of $2.23 million or 25% was due primarily to an anticipated decrease in LCT Contract Manufacturing activities related to the correction of product shortages that existed in 2018.

Research & Development (R&D) expenses, including from Parkinson's disease clinical trial expenses, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $1 million, compared to $1.9 million for the same period in 2018.

Average net cash used in operating activities, excluding capital expenditures and patent costs, was approximately $95,000 per month during the nine months ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of 24%, compared to $124,000 per month for the same period in 2018

About International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the use or destruction of viable human embryos. ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenetic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells for hundreds of millions of individuals of differing genders, ages and racial background with minimal immune rejection after transplantation. hpSCs offer the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology (www.lifelinecelltech.com), and stem cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care (www.lifelineskincare.com). More information is available at www.internationalstemcell.com.

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