Capricor Therapeutics to Hold Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Data Presentation Call on November 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. ET

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB:CAPR), a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, today announced that the Company will hold a conference call to discuss the data from the laboratory of Eduardo Marbán, M.D., Ph.D., Capricor's Scientific Advisory Board Chairman and the Director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. An abstract entitled "Heart-derived Cell Therapy for Duchenne Cardiomyopathy: Cardiosphere-derived Cells and their Exosomes Improve Function, Restore Mitochondrial Integrity and Reverse Degenerative Changes in the Hearts of Mdx Mice," will be presented at the Late Breaking Basic Science Posters and Reception at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.

On the call, Dr. Linda Marbán, Chief Executive Officer of Capricor and Dr. Eduardo Marbán will review the data findings and provide an update on Capricor's plans to pursue a clinical program using the Company's lead product candidate, CAP-1002 for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Participants can dial in to the call at: (Please ask to be directed to the Capricor call)

Canada TF: 1-866-605-3851

Participants may also listen online and view the slide presentation by clicking the following link:

For those unable to join the call a replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the call. This call will be available for replay until February 18, 2015 by calling:

US Toll Free: 1-877-344-7529
International Toll: 1-412-317-0088
Canada Toll Free: 1-855-669-9658
Replay Access Code: 10056019

About Capricor Therapeutics

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. (CAPR), a publicly traded biotechnology company, is focused on the development of novel therapeutics to prevent and treat heart disease. The Company has two leading product candidates: CAP-1002 and Cenderitide. The Company was formed through the November 2013 merger between Capricor, Inc., a privately held company whose mission is to improve the treatment of heart disease by commercializing cardiac stem cell therapies for patients, and Nile Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative products for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. For additional information visit

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CONTACT: For more information, please contact:

         Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.
         AJ Bergmann, Vice President of Finance

         ProActive Capital Group
         Kirin Smith, COO

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