VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2011) - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCBB:REPCF) is pleased to announce that, on June 22, 2011, it filed a continuation application with the Province of British Columbia and, effective on such date, redomiciled from the Province of Ontario to the Province of British Columbia under the new name of "RepliCel Life Sciences Inc.". The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved the name change and redomicile and, effective July 1, 2011, the Company's stock will begin trading under the symbol "REPCF".
The name and symbol change is the final step in a series of corporate changes to the business focus of the Company in the area of autologous cell therapy. The first medical condition being pursued in clinical human trials is hair cell replication and hair regeneration through the development and delivery of a safe, natural, minimally invasive surgical procedure.
About RepliCel Life Sciences
The Company has developed RepliCel™, a natural hair cell replication technology that has the potential to become the world's first, minimally invasive solution for androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness) and general hair loss in men and women. RepliCel™ is based on autologous cell implantation technology that replicates a patient's hair cells from their own healthy hair follicles and, when reintroduced into areas of hair loss, the Company hopes to initiate natural hair regeneration. Patents for the technology have been issued by the European Union and Australia and are pending in other major international jurisdictions. The RepliCel™ procedure has been developed over the past nine years by the Company's recognized research scientists and medical experts – specialists in the fields of hair growth, hair biology and dermatology. Additional information on RepliCel is available at www.replicel.com.
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hair cell replication technology has the potential to become the world's first minimally invasive solution for androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness) and general hair loss in men and women. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks which may cause actual results and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information, including: negative results from the Company's clinical trials, including that the Company's hair cell replication technology may not work as planned or may not be effective at causing the re-growth of hair follicles or the rejuvenation of damaged, miniaturized follicles; the effects of government regulation on the Company's business; the viability and marketability of the Company's hair cell replication technology; the Company's failure to successfully implement its marketing plan; the development of superior technology by the Company's competitors; the failure of consumers and the medical community to accept the Company's technology as safe and effective; risks associated with the Company's ability to obtain and protect rights to our intellectual property; risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's ability to raise additional capital; and other factors beyond the Company's control. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity or performance. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all of such factors and to assess in advance the impact of such factors on the Company's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Readers should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factor disclosure outlined in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and with the Canadian Securities Commissions on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.