Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Info Emerges on CIRM Biotech Loan Effort

The California stem cell agency has posted important details of its proposed $500 million biotech loan program, including the size of loans and information on possible interest rates.

The agency is considering $200 million in loans for the disease team grants that are scheduled for 2009 with individual loans exceeding $25 million. More details are also available on the delegated-underwriting proposal that CIRM is borrowing from Fannie Mae.

The "loan program overview" can be found here and loan portfolio information can be found here.

In addition to consideration at tomorrow's directors meeting in San Diego, the CIRM Finance Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the program within the next 60 days. It is scheduled to be approved by directors in December. Sphere: Related Content

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