Thursday, March 13, 2014
California Stem Cell Directors Open Meeting
Directors of the $3 billion California stem cell this morning began their meeting in Burlingame, Ca., at 9:05 a.m. PDT. On the agenda is a $13 million grant application that has been rejected by agency reviewers and staff. The applicant, Eduardo Marban, director of the Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, has filed an appeal, contending that the review involved an unspecified conflict of interest. Also to be considered are proposals for $72 million for new grant rounds to advance research into the clinic.