Grants Will Fund Stem Cell Research Facility Construction
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine on Thursday announced that it is accepting applications for grants to fund construction of shared research facilities, the East Bay Business Times reports (East Bay Business Times, 1/11).
California voters in 2004 approved Proposition 71 to create CIRM and provide $3 billion over 10 years in funding for stem cell research (California Healthline, 1/10).
Under the grant program, $48.5 million will be awarded in June.
CIRM spokesperson Dale Carson said the grants primarily would fund renovations on space where work on human embryonic stem cells will be undertaken (East Bay Business Times, 1/11).