Madison, Wisconsin, April 19, 2017— Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company and a leading developer and manufacturer of differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), today announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with the Harvard University Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), a novel network of stem cell scientists that extends from the University to its affiliated hospitals and partners with the biomedical industry. The objective of the new partnership is to increase the availability of iPS cells and services to the HSCI network and the Boston area research community at large.


CDI is looking forward to partner with Harvard Stem Cell Institute, one of the world’s most prestigious stem cell research organizations,” said Dr. Bruce Novich, Division President-CNBD for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and Executive Vice President for CDI. “Our goal is to make iPS cells and applications technology more accessible so that researchers across disciplines and the various institutions affiliated with HSCI can more successfully, rapidly and cost-effectively pursue the promise of stem cell science and regenerative medicine.”


Under the terms of the agreement, CDI will collaborate with HSCI’s iPS Core Facility by providing iPSC projects seed funding, iPSC science and technology training and educational programs and the opportunity to bring iPSC research materials to full scale production at CDI production facilities.


About Cellular Dynamics International:

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, is a leading developer and supplier of human cells used in drug discovery, toxicity testing, and regenerative medicine applications. Leveraging technology that can be used to create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiated tissue-specific cells from any individual, CDI is committed to advancing life science research and transforming the therapeutic development process in order to fundamentally improve human health. The company’s inventoried iCell® products and donor-specific MyCell® Products are available in the quantity, quality, purity, and reproducibility required for drug and cell therapy development. For more information please visit www.cellulardynamics.com.


About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies.  In the year ended March 31, 2016, the company had global revenues of $22.1 billion, at an exchange rate of 112.54 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.




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Lauren Geloso