The Buck Institute for Age Research said last week that it has exclusively licensed to Invitrogen an engineered stem cell line that the company will use to help study neurodegenerative disease.
 
The agreement is the latest in a series of licensing deals, research collaborations, and personnel moves made over the last year-and-a-half by the Buck Institute in an effort to ramp up commercialization activities at the institute, which has traditionally conducted basic research on aging and age-related diseases.

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