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Cellular Dynamics and Northwestern University Take First Steps Toward Rebuilding an Organ Using Manufactured Human Cells

Cutting-edge Study Uses iPSC-derived Cells to Coat Blood Vessels in Kidney Scaffolds

MADISON, WIS., November 18, 2014 — Cellular Dynamics International (CDI; Nasdaq: ICEL) today announced the publication1 of a study in the American Journal of Transplantation describing a key first step in ultimately rebuilding and eventually transplanting organs: recreating a portion of the blood supply infrastructure. Jason Wertheim, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery-Organ Transplantation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, used CDI’s iCell® Endothelial Cells to coat the blood supply system of a kidney scaffold, which is crucial for circulation and nutrient distribution throughout the tissue of any organ. This is a key first step in repairing or regenerating organs for transplant.

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