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Fate Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License for Stem Cell Modulators by Children's Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital
Date:5/15/2009

, in that it can renew itself and differentiate to become some or all of the major specialized cell types of the particular tissue or organ in which it is found. The discovery of a number of conserved mechanisms from developmental biology and tissue repair has led to the identification of small molecules and biologics that can direct stem cell proliferation and function. Fate Therapeutics is developing these small molecule and biologic SCMs to modulate the activity of adult stem cells to stimulate healing or block cancer growth.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Fate Therapeutics is interrogating adult stem cell biology and applying induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell technology to develop Stem Cell Modulators (SCMs), small molecule or biologic compounds that guide cell fate for therapeutic purposes. Fate's approach has broad therapeutic potential in areas such as regenerative medicine, hematological diseases, metastatic cancer, traumatic injury and degenerative diseases. The Company's first therapeutic candidate is scheduled to enter clinical trials in early 2009 in hematopoietic stem cell support. In addition, Fate Therapeutics and Stemgent have formed an alliance - Catalyst - a collaborative program to provide its partners with first access to the most advanced induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell technologies for drug discovery and development. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in La Jolla, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.fatetherapeutics.com.

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Fate Therapeutics along with Stemgent, Genzyme, Burrill & Company and WIRED Magazine, will be featured in a panel presentation entitled "Mastering Your (Cell) Fate: Stem Cells, iPSCs and the Future o
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