Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):  June 30, 2015

BioTime, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
Identification No.)

1301 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, California 94502
(Address of principal executive offices)

(510) 521-3390
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements that are not historical fact (including, but not limited to statements that contain words such as “may,” “will,” “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates”) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements.  Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements are contained in BioTime’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the heading “Risk Factors” and other filings that BioTime may make with the SEC.  Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date they are made, and the facts and assumptions underlying these statements may change.  Except as required by law, BioTime disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events

On June 30, 2015, our subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation (“OncoCyte”) entered into an Agreement with two of its shareholders (the “Investors”) who purchased shares of OncoCyte common stock in a rights offering that was completed on May 8, 2015.  Under the Agreement, the Investors have agreed that if on or before June 30, 2016 OncoCyte conducts another rights offering to its shareholders at a pre-offer valuation of at least $40,000,000, the Investors will purchase shares in that offering with an aggregate purchase price equal to the lesser of (a) a percentage of total amount of capital which OncoCyte then seeks to raise in the rights offer and in any concurrent offering to third parties equal to the Investors’ aggregate pro rata share of the outstanding OncoCyte common stock on the record date for the rights offering, determined on a fully diluted basis, and (b) $3,000,000.00, or such lesser amount requested by OncoCyte.  The Investors include George Karfunkel who beneficially owns more than 5% of the outstanding common shares of BioTime.

The Investors have also agreed that, for a period of one year from the date of the Agreement, neither of them shall invest or engage, directly or indirectly, whether as a partner, equity holder, lender, principal, agent, affiliate, consultant or otherwise, in any business anywhere in the world that develops products for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer or otherwise competes with OncoCyte in any way; provided, however, that the passive ownership of less than 5% of the outstanding stock of any publicly-traded corporation will not be deemed, solely by reason thereof, to be in violation of that agreement.

OncoCyte has agreed that if shares of OncoCyte common stock are not publicly traded on any stock exchange or over the counter market by January 15, 2016, OncoCyte will issue to the Investors warrants to purchase, in the aggregate, 3,000,000 shares of OncoCyte common stock at an exercise price of $0.01 per share.  If issued, the warrants will expire on December 31, 2016.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  July 2, 2015
     /s/Robert W. Peabody
     Sr. Vice President and
     Chief Financial Officer