LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPR) a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapeutics announced today that Linda Marbán, Chief Executive Officer will present at the annual Partnering Forum of the Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa to be held October 7-9 in La Jolla, California.

Event:   2015 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa – Partnering Forum
     
Date:    October 07, 2015
     
Time:    11:45 a.m. PDT
     
Location:  Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

A live video webcast will be available at: http://stemcellmeetingonthemesa.com/webcast/ with a replay of the webcast to be published on http://capricor.com/news/events/.

Please visit http://stemcellmeetingonthemesa.com/ for full information including registration. Complimentary attendance at this event is available for credentialed investors and members of the media only. This conference brings together senior executives and top decision makers in the industry within the scientific community with the shared goal of advancing and translating cutting-edge research into revolutionary treatments and cures.

About Capricor Therapeutics

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPR) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapeutics. Our lead programs target post myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Company has two leading product candidates under investigation: CAP-1002, a cardiac cell therapy, and Cenderitide, a natriuretic peptide receptor agonist. CAP-1002 is in development for the treatment of post myocardial infarction (heart attack), advanced heart failure and Duchenne muscular dystrophy associated cardiomyopathy. Cenderitide is in development for the outpatient treatment of heart failure as well as potential other indications. In addition, the Company is conducting research and development on its exosomes platform technology for cardiac diseases and other potential indications. For additional information visit www.capricor.com.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact:
         
         Corporate Contact
         Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.
         AJ Bergmann, Vice President of Finance
         +1-310-358-3200
         abergmann@capricor.com

         Media Relations
         Russo Partners
         Christopher Hippolyte
         +1-646-942-5634
         chris.hippolyte@russopartnersllc.com
         
         Investor Relations:
         Russo Partners
         Robert Flamm, Ph.D.
         +1-212-845-4226
         robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com

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