Orgenesis to Provide Keynote Address and Poster Presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orgenesis Inc. (NASDAQ: ORGS), a manufacturer, service provider and developer of advanced cell therapies, today announced that Professor Sarah Ferber, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Orgenesis, will provide they keynote address at the International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology on October 15-16, 2018 at the Radisson Narita in Tokyo, Japan.

They keynote address is entitled, “Transdifferentiation and autologous cell replacement therapy for diabetic patients,” and will be presented on Monday, October 15, 2018. 

Professor Ferber commented, “It is an honor to have been selected to provide the keynote address at the 2018 International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Specifically, we will be describing a unique subset of liver cells with an inherent capability for reprogramming that may enable us to increase the efficiency of insulin production.  We believe this capability further enhances our unique therapeutic approach, in which we transform the patient’s own liver cell into a physiologically glucose-responsive insulin-producing cell, designed to provide long-term insulin independence.  We look forward to discussing this and other aspects of the industrial implementation of our process, as an autologous cell replacement therapy for diabetic patients.”

About The International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology
The International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology focuses on the latest innovations in all areas of diabetes and endocrinology research, offering a unique opportunity for investigators across the globe to meet, network, and perceive new scientific innovations.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Endeavoring health care on Diabetes and Endocrinology” which reflects the emerging progress being made in Diabetes research as discoveries in the lab are translated into treatments in an increasingly targeted and precise manner.

About Orgenesis
Orgenesis is a vertically-integrated biopharmaceutical company with expertise and unique experience in cell therapy development and support services.  Through its Israeli subsidiary, Orgenesis Ltd., Orgenesis is developing technology designed to successfully reprogram human liver cells into glucose-responsive, fully functional, Insulin Producing Cells (IPCs).  Orgenesis believes that converting the diabetic patient's own tissue into insulin-producing cells has the potential to overcome the significant issues of donor shortage, cost and exposure to chronic immunosuppressive therapy associated with islet cell transplantation.  Through its Masthercell Global subsidiary, a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Orgenesis is able to deliver optimized process industrialization capacities to cell therapy organizations and speed up the arrival of their therapies onto the market.  From technology selection to business modeling, GMP manufacturing, process development, and quality management, Masthercell’s teams are fully committed to helping their clients fulfill their objective of providing sustainable and affordable therapies to their patients.  Masthercell operates in a validated and flexible facility located in the strategic center of Europe within the Walloon healthcare cluster, Biowin. This integrated approach supports the Company's business philosophy of bringing to market significant life-improving medical treatments.  For more information, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These forward-looking statements involve substantial uncertainties and risks and are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release.  We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.  Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the success of our reorganized CDMO operations, the success of our partnership with Great Point, our ability to achieve and maintain overall profitability, the sufficiency of working capital to realize our business plans, the development of our transdifferentiation technology as therapeutic treatment for diabetes which could, if successful, be a cure for Type 1 Diabetes; our technology not functioning as expected; our ability to retain key employees; our ability to satisfy the rigorous regulatory requirements for new procedures; our competitors developing better or cheaper alternatives to our products and the risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "RISK FACTORS" in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2017, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Contact for Orgenesis:
David Waldman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
Tel: 212-671-1021