Fate Therapeutics, a stem cell therapeutics company founded in 2007 on technology licensed from several US academic and research institutions, said last week that it has bolstered its patent portfolio by exclusively licensing intellectual property from the lab of one of its scientific co-founders.

The IP, licensed primarily from Children's Hospital Boston but also covering technology developed by a researcher from Massachusetts General Hospital, is related to compositions and methods for supporting hematopoietic stem cells, the company said.

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