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September 2016

September 28, 2016 Cellular Dynamics International Launches Opsis Therapeutics to Develop Cell Therapies for Treatment of Retinal DiseasesDownload PDF

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. The Opsis Therapeutics team brings deep expertise and a track record of developing breakthrough technologies and building next-generation cell therapeutic programs. The venture has been founded in partnership with David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., a world leader and pioneer in the differentiation and transplantation of iPSC-derived retinal cells.

September 22, 2016 Cellular Dynamics Announces Launch of iCell® Hepatoblasts to Enable Research into Therapies That Stimulate Liver RegenerationDownload PDF

MADISON, Wis., September 22, 2016 – Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, today announced the launch of iCell® Hepatoblasts, liver progenitor cells generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). These cells show promise for liver regeneration therapy research by enabling researchers to identify molecules capable of stimulating liver progenitor cell proliferation and growth.  They also provide an in vitro cellular system for studying hepatic development and regeneration and they can be engineered to develop complex liver models for use in in vitro and in vivo applications.

September 5, 2016 Cynata and FUJIFILM Sign Non-binding Development and Commercialisation Term Sheet

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX: CYP), announced the execution of a term sheet with FUJIFILM Corporation of Japan for the development and commercialisation of certain Cynata technology, including Cynata’s lead induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived therapeutic mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product, CYP-001. Pursuant to the term sheet, the parties will work together to seek to finalise a definitive agreement. If the parties enter into a definitive agreement, Cynata expects it to be finalised in the fourth quarter of 2016.

September 1, 2016 Cellular Dynamics to Realign Business Units to Better Serve Therapeutic and Life Science CustomersDownload PDF

MADISON, WIS, September 1, 2016 – Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, today announced that effective September 1, 2016 the company operations will be divided into two equally important business units. Emile Nuwaysir, PhD, President and Chief Operating Officer of CDI, will lead the Therapeutics Business Unit. The Life Science business unit will be led by…