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2013-10-09 11:39:15

New method for improving cord blood transplant success Starting with a discovery in zebrafish in 2007, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have published initial results of a Phase Ib human clinical trial of a therapeutic that has the potential to improve the success of blood stem cell transplantation. This marks the first time, just nine short years after Harvard's major commitment to stem cell biology, that investigators have carried a discovery from the lab bench to the...

2012-12-04 08:28:33

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of adult stem cell modulators, announced today several advancements in its goal to develop the first Wnt-protein therapeutic for regenerative medicine applications. After several years of systematically applied structural prediction, rational design and protein engineering, Fate Therapeutics has generated several proprietary Wnt-protein drug candidates...

2012-11-27 08:27:52

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of adult stem cell modulators, announced today the initiation of a randomized, controlled, Phase 2 multi-center study of its investigational hematopoietic stem cell therapy, ProHema, in adult patients undergoing double umbilical cord blood transplantation (dUCBT) for hematologic malignancy. The advancement of ProHema into later-stage development...

2012-10-15 07:28:44

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that Christian Weyer, M.D., M.A.S. has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Weyer joins Fate Therapeutics after a 12-year tenure with Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development until the completion of its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb in...

2012-06-11 02:25:33

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. in collaboration with BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced the introduction of the first induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-related product resulting from the collaboration between the two companies. BD(TM) SMC4 is a patent protected, pre-formulated cocktail of small molecules for improving cellular reprogramming efficiencies and for enabling single-cell passaging and flow cytometry...

2011-12-14 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has appointed William H. Rastetter Ph.D. as Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rastetter served as Chief Executive Officer of IDEC Pharmaceuticals from December 1986 through November 2003, and as Chairman from May 1996 to November 2003. Upon the merger of IDEC Pharmaceuticals and Biogen in November 2003, Dr. Rastetter served as Executive Chairman of Biogen Idec until the end of 2005....

2011-12-13 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today promising clinical results from a Phase 1b trial of ProHema (FT1050-enhanced umbilical cord blood) as part of double-umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplants in adult patients with hematologic malignancies who have undergone reduced-intensity conditioning therapy. The data are being presented at the 53rd annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting, being held December 10-13, in San Diego, California...

2011-12-09 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent covering compositions that are broadly utilized throughout the field of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. U.S. Patent No. 8,071,369, entitled "Compositions for Reprogramming Somatic Cells," claims a composition comprising a somatic cell having an exogenous nucleic acid that encodes an Oct4 protein introduced into the cell....

2011-11-16 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent covering the novel stem cell modulator commonly known as Thiazovivin. U.S. Patent No. 8,044,201 entitled "Stem Cell Cultures" claims Thiazovivin, a small molecule Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) inhibitor, as well as compositions and cell culture media comprising Thiazovivin. Thiazovivin is crucial to the efficient generation of human...

2011-02-21 16:42:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In parallel with announcing encouraging clinical data at the 2011 BMT Tandem Meetings from its ongoing proof-of-concept FT1050 Phase 1b trial, Fate Therapeutics announced that Paul A. Grayson, who has been president & CEO since April 2008, is leaving Fate to form a new company. "I am proud of the outstanding organization that I have assembled at Fate, and of the company's innovative product pipeline," noted Mr. Grayson. "This excellent news...