Scottsdale, AZ – December 05, 2019 – RenovaCare, Inc. (Symbol: RCAR), developer of patented technologies for spraying self-donated stem cells for the regeneration of skin and other organs and tissues, is pleased to provide this update from its new CEO, Mr. Alan L. Rubino, as well as his outlook for 2020.
Letter from the CEO
Dear Valued Stockholders and Supporters:
During my 35 years of industry experience, I have led 8 large business units (over $1 billion in annual revenues) and presided over 20 new product launches.
Yet, the technology platform and patent portfolio for organ and tissue regeneration at RenovaCare (Symbol: RCAR) is one of the most compelling opportunities I have seen in the emerging cell therapeutics category.
Before sharing my outlook for 2020, I want to thank all our stakeholders for the confidence entrusted in me and my management team to push forward on our goal of potentially replacing painful skin grafting surgeries with a gentle healing mist of one’s own skin stem cells using our SkinGun™.
Our commitment to this mission is supported by peer-reviewed publications and the compelling treatment outcomes of more than 70 second-degree burn patients (see pictures here), who were experimentally treated with an early version of the technology underlying the SkinGun™.
Our Treatment Approach
The RenovaCare treatment approach is simple: the patient provides a skin sample, which can be as small as a postage stamp. This yields a large number of healthy skin stem cells, which are then sprayed back onto a patient’s burn or wound, in as little as 90 minutes.
Many of the SkinGun™ patients were discharged by physicians and able to leave the hospital in a matter of days. These patients had healed, or in medical terms, re-epithelialized.
In contrast, skin grafting patients require the removal of a large piece of healthy skin for surgical attachment onto their burned areas. They can remain hospitalized for weeks or months, may undergo multiple surgeries, and often endure ongoing physical therapy.
For second-degree burn patients, we envision our cell spray as a gentle, fast-healing, and scar-free therapeutic option.
Our approach is driven by less time in the operating room, shorter hospital stays, and less complex patient recovery. For hospitals and insurance providers, already burdened by rising healthcare costs, this may be a welcomed alternative to current treatment methodologies.
2017 – 2019 Highlights
The last few years have been exciting indeed, with the highlight of 2017 being the almost year-long display of the RenovaCare SkinGun™ at the Science Museum in London (UK), which holds a world-class collection of scientific, technological and medical achievements.
Along with the $15.5 million capital investment by a single investor, the Chairman of the Board of RenovaCare, much of the focus in 2018 and 2019 has continued to be on our regulatory program and planning for the clinical trials of the SkinGun™.
For me, 2019 was clearly a pivotal year for RenovaCare.
We were awarded new patent protections, allowing our novel SkinGun™ to now spray all varieties of tissues and cells, thus opening the door for its potential application in the regeneration of tissues and organs, beyond skin.
“Just as we’ve used needles to inject drugs and vaccines in the 20th century, the syringe of tomorrow could be our patented SkinGun™, spraying a gentle healing mist of self-donated stem cells to regenerate human organs and tissue,” stated Dr. Ben Walthall, former Johnson & Johnson R&D Worldwide Director of Surgical Wound Care and Tissue Regeneration, and currently RenovaCare VP, Regenerative Technologies.
New Additions to Our Team
During 2019, we also bolstered our organization with the addition of leading medical, regulatory, manufacturing, clinical, and business professionals with deep expertise. This reflects not only growing clinical and medical confidence in our regulatory (FDA) pathway, but also in our technology platform.
Here are just a few recent appointments to our Management Team and Advisory Board:
Dr. Robin A. Robinson – VP Scientific Affairs – a respected authority on the development of breakthrough biomedical technologies, for which he was cited in 2018 as one of the top 100 innovators in medicine by The Medicine Maker.
Dr. Robinson was appointed as Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), with an annual budget of $1.35 billion and a staff of 250 scientists and medical experts.
He has successfully established over 80 commercial partnerships, including with the Gates Foundation, Wellcome-Trust, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis, Merck, Roche/Genentech, Amgen, Johnson & Johnson (Crucell), SIGA, Regeneron and Emergent.
Dr. Robinson has also developed collaborations with universities and foreign governments, including the Johns Hopkins University, North Carolina State University, and the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and others.
Dr. Benjamin Walthall – VP Regenerative Technologies – over a career spanning almost four decades, Dr. Walthall served as R&D Worldwide Director for Johnson & Johnson, Surgical Wound Care, where he was responsible for technology strategy, portfolio management and product development programs.
While at Johnson and Johnson, he also served as Worldwide Director R&D of Tissue Regeneration and previously as Worldwide Director R&D Advanced Wound Care.
In these roles, Dr. Walthall created new tissue regeneration business and developed technologies to clinically utilize novel tissue engineering scaffold for skin repair and advanced wound care.
Dr. Emanual Maverakis – Advisor – a professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, holding appointments in the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government for outstanding scientists and engineers.
Dr. Maverakis has also received the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, a Career Award for Medical Scientists from the Burroughs Welcome Fund, and a Physician-Scientist Career Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2019, he was elected as a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
For the backgrounds of our entire team, please visit our website at www.renovacareinc.com, where you can also sign up to late breaking news via email or through social media.
Looking Forward to 2020
We enter a brand-new year excited by the many opportunities that lay before us with ample cash (approximately $13 million) and the support and encouragement of our many stakeholders.
Our highest priority in 2020 will be to advance the SkinGun™ through our regulatory program so we can obtain approval for conducting clinical trials, initially for establishing the safety of our device.
While there are no guarantees of obtaining regulatory consent for our clinical trials, our confidence is strengthened by peer-reviewed publications and by the compelling visual outcomes of the more than 70 burn patients (see pictures here) experimentally treated with an early version of the technology underlying the SkinGun™.
Our goal is to bring our therapy to the tens of millions worldwide who suffer from burns, chronic and acute wounds, and scars, an estimated $45 billion market in the U.S. alone.
We Are Grateful for Your Support
With your continued confidence and trust, we remain steadfast in our mission to potentially replace painful skin grafts with, we believe, the greatest breakthrough in wound healing in the past half-century – a gentle mist of skin stem cells from our SkinGun™.
Of course, we also look forward to investigating the SkinGun™ for spraying a variety of tissues and cells, thus opening the door for its potential application in the regeneration of tissues and organs, beyond burns.
Finally, if you haven’t signed up to receive emails on our latest news and ongoing advances, I urge you to go to www.renovacareinc.com and sign-up now.
On behalf of our entire team, thank you again for your support and belief in our goals.
From all of us here at RenovaCare, we wish you a healthy and prosperous 2020.
Alan L. Rubino
Chief Executive Officer & President
IMPORTANT NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS
RenovaCare products are currently in development. They are not available for sale in the United States. There is no assurance that the Company’s planned or filed submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be accepted or cleared by the FDA.
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