Neuralstem Appoints Xi Chen, Ph.D., to Board


GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neuralstem, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUR), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases, today announced that Xi Chen, Ph.D., has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Chen was appointed by Tianjin to replace Zhang Zhuo as the director appointee of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Chen to the Board of Directors,” said Rich Daly, Chairman and CEO. “Dr. Chen comes to us with years of therapeutic development and administrative expertise, and the contributions and guidance that he has to offer will be highly valuable to the future of the Company.”

Dr. Chen has served as the Assistant General Manager of Manufacture, Equipment, and Administration at Tianjin Kinnovata Pharmaceutical since 2014. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Marketing Department at Tianjin Pharmaceutical Holdings since 2012. Previously, Dr. Chen was the Executive Vice General Manager of Tianjin Lights Medical Device Co., and a Research Associate, Lab Manager at the University of Ottawa, and Anesthesiologist at Tianjin Union Hospital.

Dr. Chen. holds a PhD in Enterprises Management, a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from University of Ottawa, and a Clinical Bachelor’s Degree from Tianjin Medical University.

About Neuralstem

Neuralstem is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases of high unmet medical need. NSI-189 is a small molecule in clinical development for major depressive disorder (MDD) and in preclinical development for Angelman syndrome, irradiation-induced cognitive impairment, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and stroke. NSI-566 is a stem cell therapy being tested for treatment of paralysis in stroke, chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Neuralstem’s diversified portfolio of product candidates is based on its proprietary neural stem cell technology.

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