CIRM, the UK and Canada to Announce Over $200 Million in Grants to Develop Stem Cell-Based Therapies

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state stem cell agency, along with international partners in Canada and the UK will announce more than $200 million in funding for grants to develop new stem cell-based therapies at a press conference on October 28 at 11am PT. These grants are the first CIRM Disease Team Awards, which are expected to result in filing to begin a clinical trial within four years or less.
Speakers will include:

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Robert Klein, Chair of the CIRM Governing Board Alan Trounson, CIRM President California Senate majority leader Dean Florez Herb Schultz, Senior Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Dame Barbara Hay, the UK Consul General David Fransen, the Canadian Consul General

Available for Questions:

• Six scientist who received a Disease Team Award • Patients living with those six diseases
Event details:

Luxe Hotel Sunset Ballroom section 1 11461 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 Webcast: http://www.cirm.ca.gov/Disease_Team_Press_Conference (site will not be live until shortly before 11am). Reporters will be able to email questions for the speakers.
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