"I'm intending to set up a network of stem cell clinics in California in the next couple of years, to make treatments available as clinical trials or as registered treatments for patients. I'm going to ask the [CIRM] board for about $70 million to get that set up. It will make California a go-to place for stem cell therapies. I want to make sure it's part of our medical fabric."
“Initially the clinics would use the capacities and infrastructure in the most advanced university medical clinics to deliver bone-marrow stem cell therapies. As research evolves, so will the treatments and services offered.”
"These clinics will initially serve to get patients into clinical trials or to offer sound advice to individuals who might otherwise go overseas to receive harmful stem cell therapies from disreputable clinics.
"'I’m willing to invest money to get these [clinics] up,' Trounson said. 'I think if nothing happens beyond 2017 and we don’t get any refunding, we can leave a footprint of stem cell clinics in California that will go on forever.'"