MIAMI, March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN) ("Longeveron" or "Company"), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing cellular therapies for chronic aging-related and life-threatening conditions, announced today that the Company has expanded and amended its exclusive license agreement (ELA) related to Lomecel-B technology rights, and entered into a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the University of Miami (UM).

On November 20, 2014, the Company entered into an ELA with UM for the use of medicinal signaling cell (MSC) technology rights developed at UM by the Companys Chief Science Officer, Joshua Hare, M.D., who is also founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the UM Miller School of Medicine. The expanded and amended ELA includes the following:

Geoff Green, CEO of Longeveron, stated, Our relationship with the University of Miami extends back to the founding of Longeveron, and this arrangement gives Longeveron access to additional clinical data to support its development programs and regulatory filings, strengthens the relationship between UM and Longeveron, and facilitates future technology transfer arrangements between the two entities. Mr. Green continued: I am thrilled to see this CRADA instituted between UM and Longeveron as a means to streamline future technology transfers that are mutually beneficial to the University and the Company.

Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Miami and Chief Innovation Officer of the Miller School of Medicine, commented, We are excited to expand our collaboration with Longeveron as they have continued to effectively execute against key milestones. Moreover, following the recent IPO to Nasdaq, we believe Longeveron is well capitalized to further advance the platform. These technologies, originally developed by Dr. Hare and his team at the University of Miami, address very significant market opportunities. We believe Longeveron is the ideal partner to advance these technologies through clinical development in order to achieve the ultimate goal of helping patients with severe life-threatening and quality of life issues.

About Longeveron Inc.

Longeveron is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing cellular therapies for specific aging-related and life-threatening conditions. The Companys lead investigational product is the LOMECEL-B cell-based therapy product (Lomecel-B), which is derived from culture-expanded medicinal signaling cells (MSCs) that are sourced from bone marrow of young, healthy adult donors. Longeveron believes that by using the same cells that promote tissue repair, organ maintenance, and immune system function, it can develop safe and effective therapies for some of the most difficult disorders associated with the aging process and other medical disorders. Longeveron is currently sponsoring Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials in the following indications: Aging Frailty, Alzheimers disease, the Metabolic Syndrome, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), and hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). The Companys mission is to advance Lomecel-B and other cell-based product candidates into pivotal Phase 3 trials, with the goal of achieving regulatory approvals, subsequent commercialization and broad use by the healthcare community. Additional information about the Company is available at

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