Stem cell therapeutics company Fate Therapeutics said today that it has acquired from the University of California, Los Angeles, exclusive intellectual property rights covering small molecule compositions and methods for inducing bone formation.

With the deal, UCLA becomes at least the eighth university or research institution from which Fate has licensed IP to bolster its portfolio of stem-cell modulators — small molecules and biologics to modulate cells for therapeutic purposes.

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