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Jain Foundation Signs Agreement With Cellular Dynamics to Create iPSC Lines From Patients With Muscular Dystrophies

SEATTLE and MADISON, Wis., Dec. 4, 2013 — The Jain Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to cure muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, today announced the signing of a Master Service Agreement with Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) (Nasdaq:ICEL). CDI will create five induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from patients with these dystrophies. As there are currently no effective treatments for these genetic disorders, establishing model iPSC lines is an important step toward developing new drugs and therapies for these patients. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.