We have released coverage of this week’s stem cell industry activity that I am excited to share with you. It was a major week for stem cells, with CDI launching Opsis Therapeutics, Provia Laboratories expanding its stem cell product portfolio, CCBC getting a FDA Biologics License for CLEVECORD™, STEMCELL Technologies exploring genomic instability in an upcoming webinar, and iPSCs turning 10. [Read more…]
MADISON, WIS, September 28, 2016 – Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), a FUJIFILM company and the leading developer and manufacturer of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) products, today announced a new venture, named Opsis Therapeutics. Formed on July 31, Opsis Therapeutics is focused on discovering and developing novel medicines to treat patients suffering from retinal diseases. [Read more…]
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) is powerhouse within the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) industry. The company was founded in 2004 and listed on NASDAQ stock exchange in July 2013. Today, the company has more than than 150 employees, as well as an extremely robust patent portfolio of more than 800 stem cell related patents of which approximately 130 pertain to iPSCs.
In major news released this week, CDI announced that it has partnered with the National Eye Institute to develop cell transplantation therapies for retinal degenerative disease. [Read more…]
This week, I corresponded as a media expert on stem cells for Xconomy.com, a leading news channel focused on today’s high-tech economy.
The discussion point was how life has changed at Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) following the buy-out by FUJIFILM Holdings for $307 million in March 2015 and directions that CDI might take now that it has access to a new pool of resources.
The acquisition by FUJIFILM Holdings certainly brings with it advantages, including access to high-volume production and engineering technology, as well as strong financial reserves. The partnership also allows CDI access to the patents and technologies held by a plethora of other companies owned by its new multinational parent company. [Read more…]
TOKYO and MADISON, Wis., March 30, 2015 — FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) (“Fujifilm”) and Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CEO: Robert Palay) (“CDI”), a leading developer and manufacturer of fully functioning human cells in industrial quantities, announced that the two companies have entered into a agreement whereby Fujifilm will acquire CDI via an all-cash tender offer to be followed by a second step merger. [Read more…]