Headquarters:
La Jolla, CA
Description:
Fate Therapeutics is a stem cell and developmental biology research company using biological mechanisms to develop stem cell therapeutics.
Founders:
Alex Rives, Rudolf Jaenisch, Michael Rudnicki, David Scadden, Sheng Ding, Len Zon, Phillip Beachy, Randall Moon
Categories:
Biotechnology
Website:
http://www.fatetherapeutics.com

Company Details

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Founded:
2007
Employees:
15 in CrunchBase

Founded in 2007 on the leading stem cell and developmental biology research, Fate Therapeutics is using the fundamental biological mechanisms that guide cell fate to develop stem cell therapeutics. The company has brought together the foremost scientists from the nation’s research hotbeds (Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle) who have demonstrated the potential to create and modulate stem cells to restore health.

The backstory is that while others were working towards therapies based on transplanting stem cell-derived cells into patients, Randall Moon (HHMI and University of Washington) and Alex Rives (Arch Venture Capitol) envisioned a different approach to develop regenerative therapies. The concept, based on data from hematopoietic progenitor cells, was that one could modulate the properties of stem cells in vivo using small molecules or biologics. They presented this idea to Arch Venture Capitol in Seattle, which launched the company, soon to be joined by other investors.

Current Team (15)

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Past Team (5)

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Board Members and Advisors (2)

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Investors (6)

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    Astellas Venture Management

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    OVP Venture Partners

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    ARCH Venture Partners

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    Genzyme Ventures

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    Venrock

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    Polaris Partners

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Headquarters

    3535 General Atomics Court

    Suite 200

    San Diego, CA 92121

    USA

  • Office

    10931 North Torrey Pines Road

    Suite 107

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    USA

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