San Diego Institutes Form Stem Cell Research Consortium
Four San Diego research institutions on Friday announced the formation of the San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine to create a multidisciplinary center for stem cell research, the AP/Monterey County Herald reports.
The consortium includes the:
- University of California-San Diego;
- Burnham Institute;
- Salk Institute; and
- Scripps Research Institute.
A new research facility is expected to be built on the UCSD campus, but there is no set schedule for construction, according to a university spokesperson.
Other details such as costs and the research funding process -- which could include raising private funds to match Proposition 71 grants -- have yet to be finalized. Proposition 71 was approved by voters in 2004 to fund stem cell research (AP/Monterey County Herald, 3/18).
KPBS' "KPBS News" on Friday reported on the collaboration agreement. The segment includes comments from John Reed, president and CEO of the Burnham Institute (Ford Roth, "KPBS News," KPBS, 3/17).
The complete transcript is available online. The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer.