By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioTime today said that it has reached an agreement with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to make five clinical-grade human embryonic stem cell lines available to California researchers.

Under terms of the agreement, BioTime will first provide research-grade cell lines. The Alameda, Calif.-based firm also plans within one year to provide GMP-grade cell lines along with certain documentation and complete DNA sequence information.

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