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Aelan Cell Technologies Names Dr. Marek Dobke to Its Scientific Advisory Board


December 15, 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Aelan Cell Technologies announced today the appointment of Dr. Marek Dobke to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Dobke is currently the Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California - San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and a Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Dobke is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon who has special interest and clinical expertise in the use of autologous stem cells from adipose tissue in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery as well as skin rejuvenation. He is an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and has pioneered an impressive spectrum of innovative techniques in wound healing.

Victoria Lunyak, Ph.D., the President and CEO of Aelan said: "We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Dobke has joined our Scientific Advisory Board. He adds extraordinary credentials, and he has combined the practice of plastic surgery with research, as he has been either the principal or co-investigator on numerous research projects. Dr. Dobke has focused his life's work on the physiology and pathology of wound healing processes, as well as the explorations of stem cell use and biomaterials for wound healing and skin rejuvenation."

"Dr. Dobke is a cutting edge medical clinician, and he will be an outstanding addition to our Scientific Advisory Board," added Chester Aldridge, Chairman of Aelan's Board of Directors and CEO of U.S. Equity Holdings. "He will be critical in advising Aelan as the company moves forward with the development of its personalized cosmetic care products to combat signs of aging."

At UCSD, Dr. Dobke leads a team of seasoned academic clinicians who are consistently at the forefront of research in wound care, burns, breast cancer, biomaterials, and medical devices. As part of this role, he develops and implements new technologies in cosmetic surgery and wound healing medicine.

"I greatly admire the research behind Aelan Cell Technologies and see enormous promise in their products and therapies in development," Dr. Dobke said. "Having such a company expanding essentially next door to Silicon Valley says a great deal about the growth and sophistication of biomedical research in San Francisco, particularly in the area of regenerative medicine. Along with the founders of the company, I believe that adult stem cells are the future of medicine and that has been my own research focus. I am honored to join Aelan's Scientific Advisory Board and look forward to contributing to the company's success."

Dr. Dobke, who is board certified in Plastic Surgery both in Poland and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), boasts an impressive resume. After graduating from the Medical Academy in Gdansk, Poland, he accepted a position as a Burn Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas, before training as a General Surgeon at Texas Tech and as a Plastic Surgeon at UCSD. Previous to his current position at UCSD, Dr. Dobke was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

About Aelan Cell Technologies:
Aelan Cell Technologies is a San Francisco startup engaged in the research, discovery, development and commercialization of innovative biomedical technologies for the advancement of human health and longevity. With a growing intellectual property portfolio of disruptive technologies and medical tools, Aelan has assembled an experienced team -- bringing together scientific and business expertise -- to successfully lead its products through each phase of development.

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