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10-Q
BIOTIME INC filed this Form 10-Q on 08/09/2017
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a.
The goals of the experiment: Producing of connective tissue cells from the umbilical cord remnant obtained after birth, for their usage in research and development of embryonic stem cells of a human being. Those stem cells have the ability to turn into any cell of the human body. They can be used in research and development of new drugs and even in transplantation.
b.
The number of the participants in the experiment are 20-30.
c.
The term of the experiment is one hour of explanation and interview, where the doctor will take a blood sample from you. After giving birth, a part of yours umbilical cord will be taken, and then nothing else will be required from you and you will be free to go.
d.
Methods: you are welcome to donate your umbilical cord after giving birth. Usually this part of the umbilical cord is destroyed anyways. Donation of the umbilical cord will be accepted only from a healthy women. The experiment on the umbilical cord will be subject to the ethical principles and the umbilical cord will be kept frozen and might be used in the future for several years, and it might be used in Israel and abroad. It will not be used for any experiment in genetics.

It is hereby clarified that all of your identity information (yours and your child’s info), will be deleted, so that you will stay completely anonymous. The umbilical cord will get a new identification number and the information that identify you will be kept in a code form. The reason for that is that in a case that in the future a new disease will be discovered, it will be possible to reach out to you. The chances that anyone will be in touch with you in the future are very low. Your information that will be kept in a code form, will be confidential, and will be kept only in the Hadasah’s hospital Safe. The Hospital manager will need to approve any contact with you (in the future) (prior calling you back etc.). Since there is a low chance that someone will contact you in the future, this experiment is considered to be an experiment with “identified samples”.

Since the fact that the cell tissues are going to be in contact with the stem cells, that are going to be transplanted into patients bodies in the future, the U.S. government requires that your medical history will be recorded and collected. Donation of umbilical cords will be accepted only from healthy people and a blood sample will be taken.
 

[ * ] = Certain confidential information contained in this document, marked by brackets, has been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
 
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