Thursday, May 23, 2013
California Stem Cell Directors to Take Up $23 Million Recruitment Grants
Today's meeting of the governing board of the $3 billion California stem cell agency begins in less than 30 minutes, and the California Stem Cell Report will provide coverage throughout the day. Among the items on the agenda are awards totaling more than $23 million, aimed at recruiting star scientists to California. The board will also consider a plan aimed at businesses that would dangle $80 million in front of them to push therapies towards commercialization. The effort would involve no upfront payments. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PDT.