Roseland, NJ – June 1, 2021 – RenovaCare, Inc. (Symbol: RCAR; www.renovacareinc.com), today announced that it intends to vigorously defend itself and its stockholders against allegations made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in a civil complaint filed on May 28, 2021 regarding legacy events (the “Complaint”) from over 3 years ago.
The Company strongly disagrees with statements in the Complaint and is disappointed with the action taken by the agency. RenovaCare looks forward to presenting tangible evidence in support of its position in a fair, balanced and unbiased judicial forum. The Company’s management remains focused on advancing its technologies, continuing to build the fundamentals of the Company’s business, and enhancing and sustaining stockholder value.
RenovaCare has cooperated fully and complied with all requests made by the SEC over the past three-plus years and delivered complete documentation relating to its technology, intellectual property, medical journals, interactions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other business matters. The Company believes that the SEC findings and allegations do not relate to these substantive areas.
The Company takes issue with the Complaint, which generally alleges that the Company and Mr. Harmel S. Rayat, RenovaCare Chairman, violated the antifraud provisions of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and also alleges that Mr. Rayat aided and abetted the Company’s violation of those provisions. The Complaint also charges RenovaCare with violating the reporting provisions of Exchange Act Section 15(d) and Rules 15d-11 and 12b-20 thereunder. The SEC seeks permanent injunctions and civil penalties against both defendants, and officer-and-director and penny stock bars against Mr. Rayat. The Complaint may be accessed on the SEC’s website at https://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases.htm.
Recently, RenovaCare was granted full Investigational Device Exemption by the FDA, enabling the Company to conduct a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and feasibility of its SkinGun™ and CellMist™ System for the treatment of burn wounds using skin cells obtained directly from the patient. The Company intends to initiate the clinical trial soon at four U.S. burn centers. Further details can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
The Company’s SkinGun™ and CellMist™ System has been developed as a potential alternative to skin grafting and other treatment options, such as in vitro cultured skin epithelial cells that require a specialized and expensive external laboratory. In late 2019, RenovaCare was issued a patent allowing the Company’s novel SkinGun™ device to spray a variety of tissues and cells, thus opening the door for its potential application in the regeneration of other tissues, beyond skin
RenovaCare, Inc. is developing new generation autologous stem cell therapies for the regeneration of human organs and tissues. The Company’s initial product under development targets the body’s largest organ, the skin. The Company’s flagship technology, the CellMist™ System, renders single-cell suspensions of tissue-specific pluripotent cells from donor tissues through sequential protease digestions. The RenovaCare CellMist™ System facilitates rapid healing of wounds or other afflicted tissues when applied topically as a gentle cell mist using the patented RenovaCare SkinGun™. The Company’s SkinGun™ is used to spray a liquid suspension of a patient’s stem cells – the CellMist™ Solution – on to wounds.
Development for next-generation biomedical technologies and devices for addressing unmet medical needs and commercialization is taking place at the RenovaCare R&D Innovation Center, located at StemCell Systems in Berlin, Germany. The Innovation Center houses dedicated RenovaCare cell biology laboratories; additional engineering, fabrication, prototyping and performance testing facilities; and product design studios for medical devices and biomedical products. Experienced contract bioengineers, cell biologists, and support staff work under the direction of a team of MD-PhDs who are experts in regenerative medicine, new product development, and clinical translation.
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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