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Cellular Dynamics Leases Space at Buck Institute for Stem Cell Facility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stem cell developer Cellular Dynamics (CDI) will open a new facility within the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, in Novato, Calif., under a new five-year lease.

Madison, Wis.-based CDI said today that it will use a recent $16 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to create and bank human induced pluripotent stem cells at the new facility.

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research, which also recently won a $10 million grant from CIRM, will sublease a portion of the new space. Coriell plans to work with CDI as a subcontractor to construct the stem cell bank in its space.

As GenomeWeb Daily News reported last week, CDI will create three iPSC lines for each of 3,000 donors, including healthy donors and those with diseases such as Alzheimer's, autism spectrum disorders, respiratory, liver, and cardiovascular diseases, and neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and infantile epilepsy, as well as diseases of the eye.

The Scan

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