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Ocata Therapeutics Receives Three New U.S. Patents for its RPE Therapy for Macular Degenerative Diseases

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.– Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. (“Ocata” or “the Company”; NASDAQ: OCAT), a leader in the field of Regenerative Ophthalmology™, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued three new U.S. Patents, Nos. 9,040,770, 9,040,039 and 9,040,038, which expand the scope of protection of the four previously issued U.S. patents covering its retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplant technology. These three new patents extend protection to include all formats and formulations of RPE cells, including suspensions and sheets of cells, for use as therapeutic agents, and the use of these formulations for treating ophthalmic diseases such as dry age related macular degeneration (Dry AMD) and Stargardt’s macular degeneration (SMD).

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