Cynata Therapeutics (ASX: CYP) has executed a term sheet with FUJIFILM Corporation of Japan for the development and commercialisation of certain Cynata technology, including Cynata’s lead product, CYP-001. CYP-001 is an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product that is anticipated to be the first allogeneic iPSC product to enter a clinical trial.
In this post, we explore seven momentous partnerships that have been formed for purposes of strengthening company dominance within the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell or iPSC) industry. As you’ll discover, a major theme among the “power players” within the iPSC marketplace is non-exclusive agreements with iPS Academia Japan.
These non-exclusive agreements allow companies access to an absolutely critical iPSC patent portfolio by granting access to the patented discoveries of Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, the scientist who invented induced pluripotent stem cells in 2006.