NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Stem cell products and services provider Definigen said today it will validate induced pluripotent stem cells for the European Bank for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) consortium.

EBiSC is a 26-partner public-private European initiative coordinated by Pfizer and managed by Roslin Cells that will store and distribute iPS cells to global research communities.

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