ACT’s Dr. Robert Lanza to Receive the Il Leone di San Marco Award in Medicine

Past honorees in other fields have included Dion, Susan Lucci, Tony Danza, Paul Giamatti, Paul Sorvino and Rudy Giuliani

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MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB:ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the company’s Chief Scientific Officer, Robert Lanza, MD, has been nominated to receive the prestigious Il Leone di San Marco award in Medicine. For thirty-three years, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of the Bronx and Westchester has acknowledged outstanding Americans in fields such as the Performing Arts, Entertainment, Medicine, Journalism, Literature, Playwriting, Government, Science, Academia or Business. Past honorees have included Stanley Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Armand Assante, Tony Danza, Susan Lucci, Dion DiMucci, Phil Ramone, Bart Giamatti, and Rudy Giuliani.

Dr. Lanza is one of only four people who will receive this year’s Il Leone di San Marco Award for their “many talents and great accomplishments” who represent the best in Italian-American culture. The other three honorees are Regis Philbin (Entertainment), Roma Torre (Theater Criticism), and Michael Gargiulo (Broadcast Journalism). The award in Medicine will be presented to Dr. Lanza on Sunday September 29th at the Davenport Club on Long Island Sound, New York. In addition to the award presentation, there will be musical performances by Giada Valenti, Eugene Ruffolo, and Luigi Moneta & Gayle Scott.

About Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. is a biotechnology company applying cellular technology in the field of regenerative medicine. For more information, visit http://www.advancedcell.com.

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