BioTime, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases based on pluripotent stem cells and HyStem cell/drug delivery platform technologies primarily in the United States and Israel. The company's lead product candidates include OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelium cell replacement therapy, which is in Phase I/IIa multicenter trial for the treatment of the dry age-related macular degeneration; and Renevia, a facial aesthetics product that is in pivotal clinical trial for the treatment of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. It also develops Premvia, a HyStem hydrogel formulation for use in the treatment of age-related facial lipoatrophy, as well as for the management of wounds, including partial and full-thickness wounds, ulcers, tunneled/undermined wounds, surgical wounds, and burns; and ReGlyde, a HyStem product in preclinical development as a device for viscosupplementation, and as a platform for intraarticular drug delivery in osteoarthritis. In addition, the company through its subsidiary, AgeX Therapeutics, Inc., develops AGEX-BAT1 that consists of pluripotent stem cell-derived brown adipocytes for the treatment of type 2 diabetes; AGEX-VASC1, which consists of vascular progenitors targeting cardiac ischemia; and induced tissue regeneration, a systemic therapy for inducing the scar less regeneration of tissues. Further, it markets GeneCards, a human gene database; MalaCards, a human disease database; and Hextend, a plasma volume expander used to treat or prevent hypovolemia, including albumin, generic 6% hetastarch solutions, and crystalloid solutions. BioTime, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Alameda, California.