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): December 31, 2015

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




(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

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

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

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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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

As disclosed in the press release filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01, BioTime has completed its previously announced distribution of approximately 4.75 million shares of common stock of its subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation (“OncoCyte”) to BioTime shareholders. Regular way trading of OncoCyte common stock on the NYSE MKT is expected to begin on January 4, 2016 under the symbol OCX. The distributed shares represent approximately 18.69% of the outstanding shares of OncoCyte.  As a result of the distribution of the OncoCyte shares, BioTime’s ownership of OncoCyte has been reduced from approximately 76.4% to approximately 58.55%.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit Number      Description           
          99.1                Press release, dated December 31, 2015


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.




December 31, 2015


    /s/Aditya Mohanty


    Aditya Mohanty

    Co-Chief Executive Officer