NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Millipore will be the worldwide distributor of the ACTCellerate human progenitor cell lines under a co-marketing agreement signed with BioTime subsidiary Embryome Sciences, BioTime said yesterday.

The ACTCellerate line is derived from human embryonic stem cells but not fully differentiated into specific cell types and are used in drug discovery, research, and development. BioTime said that the cell lines are generated using a two-step multiplex process that rapidly isolates and purifies progenitor cells from different lineages.

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