Eye institute and Dainippon to develop iPS cell-based therapies

04/1/2013 | Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Retina Institute Japan will receive about $16 million in an investment from Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma as part of a deal to work on new induced pluripotent stem cell-based therapies. The investment will give Dainippon a 5% stake in the institute. The partnership's focus will include treatments for refractory retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration.

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