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Cellartis, WARF Sign hESC Licensing Deal

Cellartis and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced this week that they have signed a license for human embryonic stem cell patents that enables Cellartis to commercialize undifferentiated hESC products in the US.

Mats Lundwall, Cellartis CEO, said in a statement that, "This license opens the door to the large and important US market, alongside additional emerging partnering opportunities in the US, which fits well into our growth strategy."

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