These important projects are the first to emerge since the Premier, John Brumby, and I signed the historic agreement last year with CIRM
president Alan Trounson to establish a pan-Pacific 'stem cell airbridge' between Victoria and CIRM
independently reviewed the safety from the Phase 1, as well as other aspects of the Phase 2 clinical trial design and operations, and gave approval to move forward into the CIRM
funded Phase 2 component of the study.
also awarded Coriell Institute almost $ 10 million to set up and biobank the iPSC lines, of which CDI will be the primary subcontractor.
We greatly appreciate this support from CIRM
to continue the advancement of our diabetes stem cell therapy program.
As the first group to receive Food and Drug Administration approval to test human embryonic-derived stem cells in humans, Geron pioneered the regulatory pathway that other groups can learn from," CIRM
said in a statement.
was established in 2005 to fund over $3 billion dollars of research in the field of stem cell biology in California.
Access to genomics tools will give California researchers unprecedented opportunities for better understanding the cells they are working with and advancing those cells toward therapies for patients," said Alan Trounson, CIRM
A video produced by CIRM
contains more information about the program and the research conducted by the students in the pilot program.
With this grant, CIRM
has approved a total of $107 million in grants to Stanford.
The External Innovation Initiative, which is part of the agency's Opportunity Fund, allows CIRM
to identify outstanding research taking place within the jurisdiction of any of the agency's external collaboration network of funding partners.
The MOU establishes a framework to advance the complementary and synergistic goals of CIRM
and the NIH to "help NIH and CIRM
researchers work together to bring their special talents in stem cell and regenerative medicine research to bear upon prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases.
VistaGen's CEO, explained that this timely new CIRM
grant, valued at nearly $1 million, "will allow us to expand our core stem cell technologies for producing human liver cells into more advanced biological research tools to enable the pharmaceutical industry to identify and develop safer drugs more efficiently.