Cellular Dynamics International Announces Launch of CIRM hPSC Repository and First 300 iPSC Lines
Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company since March of 2015, announced news today that has reverberated throughout the stem cell community, suggesting hope and progress for the future of stem cell research.
As an indisputable leader in the the manufacture and production of iPS cell products, Cellular Dynamics was awarded a $16 million grant by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine in March of 2013. In that landmark funding awarded, CIRM allocated $16 million for CDI to create 3 induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from 3000 healthy and diseased donors. At the same time, CIRM awarded Coriell Institute approximately $10 million to structure and store the iPSC lines within a secure biobanking facility, of which CDI was to be a “primary subcontractor.” [Read more…]