Fate Therapeutics to Present at the 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FATE), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of programmed cellular therapeutics for the treatment of severe, life-threatening diseases, today announced that Christian Weyer, M.D., M.A.S., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1:50 pm EST in New York, NY.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available through the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.fatetherapeutics.com. Following the live webcast, an archived replay will be available on the Company's website for 30 days after the conference.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of programmed cellular therapeutics for the treatment of severe, life-threatening diseases. The Company's approach utilizes established pharmacologic modalities, such as small molecules, to program the function and fate of cells ex vivo. The Company's lead product candidate, PROHEMA®, is an ex vivo programmed hematopoietic cellular therapeutic, which is currently in clinical development for the treatment of hematologic malignancies and rare genetic disorders in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The Company is also developing ex vivo programmed hematopoietic and myogenic cellular therapeutics using its patent-protected induced pluripotent stem cell technology. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.fatetherapeutics.com.

CONTACT: Renee Leck, Stern Investor Relations, Inc. 212.362.1200, renee@sternir.com

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