RepliCel Retains Westwicke Partners as Investor Relations Counsel
VANCOUVER, BC – September 4, 2013 – RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: REPCF) (CNSX: RP), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of autologous cell therapies, today announced that it has retained Westwicke Partners as its investor relations agency to assist in the company’s communications with investors. Westwicke Partners provides strategic investor relations and capital markets advisory services exclusively to public and private companies in the healthcare sector.
“Westwicke Partners’ expertise, established relationships and strategic counsel in investor relations and the biopharmaceutical sector will add significant value to RepliCel’s outreach efforts to increase visibility within the financial and investor communities,” stated David Hall, CEO of RepliCel. “We look forward to working with the Westwicke team and to leveraging their experience as we continue to advance our clinical development programs.”
About RepliCel Life Sciences
RepliCel is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing autologous cell therapies. RepliCel Hair-01 (RCH-01) is a cellular treatment for androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). Shiseido Company, Limited has an exclusive geographic license for RCH-01 in certain Asian countries including Japan, China and South Korea. RepliCel Tendon-01 (RCT-01) is a cell therapy for the treatment of chronic tendon injuries. Both product candidates are based on RepliCel’s innovative technology which utilizes cells isolated from a patient’s own healthy hair follicles to address specific cellular deficits. Phase II clinical trials, for both programs, are planned for the later part of 2013. For additional information please visit www.replicel.com.
About Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides strategic investor relations and capital markets advisory services exclusively to healthcare companies. With offices in Baltimore, San Francisco and San Diego, the firm works with over 50 public and private companies across all subsectors of healthcare. Services provided by Westwicke include corporate message and positioning, investor presentation review, sell side relationship building, buy side targeting, earnings call preparation, capital markets advisory, pre-IPO planning and execution, and investor day meetings. All of Westwicke’s senior professionals have extensive Wall Street experience as former sell side and buy side research analysts, portfolio managers, investment bankers, institutional sales people, and equity capital markets professionals. The firm works with its clients to help position their story properly within the investment community, raise their visibility on Wall Street, and develop value-added strategies to build a quality, long-term shareholder base and enhance equity market value. For additional information about Westwicke please visit www.westwicke.com.
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Director of Communications
RepliCel Life Sciences
Westwicke Partners, LLC
Stefan Loren, Ph.D.
Robert H. Uhl
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