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Tracking the Fruits of California Stem Cell Agency Research

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The California stemcell agency yesterday shed some interesting light on the awards in its $41million round this week and their pathway to actually producing a product thatcan be used to treat persons who are suffering from diseases.It is a difficult andlong journey to generate usable therapies, a process poorly understood by thepublic, which was promised […]



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Writing on the agency?s blog
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UCLA Snags $3.6 Million from California Stem Cell Agency

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UCLA scored today with at least two grants, totaling $3.6 million, from the California stem cell agency. Seeking the cash were Donald Kohn,  application 6823, and Gerald Lipshutz, application 6831. Both of the  grants are for $1.8 million each. Their applications were initially in the agency’s tier two category, which means that CIRM’s reviewers did not approve them […]



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application 6823
application 6831
CIRM staff, however, did
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Stem Cell Agency Seeks Stronger Ties with Possible Industry Funding Partners

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The California stem cell agency today triggered a new program aimed at recruiting major biotech and venture capital firms to assist in providing tens of millions of dollars for research by California enterprises.The effort, part of an $80 million business-friendly initiative, was approved by the agency’s governing board on a voice vote.Participating companies will have […]



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a new program
according to a staff document.
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UCLA Takes Four of 13 Awards Today; One Business Wins

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The California stem cell agency hasmade it official, sending out its press release on the $41 million in grantsapproved today for institutions throughout the state. Most of the 13 awards, as usual, went to organizations represented on the governing board ofthe agency. Individual board members, however, are barred from voting on specific grantsto their organizations. UCLA topped the […]



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John Griffin
, the firm's chief scientific officer
The only news story so far
press release can be found here
more information on the proposed research here.  
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$41 Million in California Stem Cell Grants Virtually Approved

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Directors of the California stem cell agency today all but approved about $41 million in early translational grants, rejecting all appeals by applicants and accepting staff recommendations on marginal grants.The roll call vote was held open this morning to record a vote by one board member who was not present at the time. It is […]



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accepting staff recommendations on marginal grants
?proof of concept for development of a therapy candidate and/or studies to select a development candidate.
this CIRM website page and are listed in tier one and tier two. 
can be found here. 
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Stem Cell Agency Pays Tribute to the Late Duane Roth

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The governing board of the California stem cell agency today paid tribute to the late Duane Roth, co- vice chairman of the agency, who died recently as the result of a bicycle accident.With members of Roth’s family present, CIRM Chairman J.T. Thomas characterized Roth, 63, as a “voice of reason” on the 29-member board. The […]



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Skin in California’s Stem Cell Game

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The California stem cell agency’s road map to itsfinancial future makes a big, $200 million assumption.The amount would be the agency’s skin in the game for a new,public-private partnership to continue with the agency’s work after 2017, whenits cash basically runs out. The $200 million figure is contained in theassumptions for development of the proposed […]



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the very early stages of being crafted by a Marin County consultant, James Gollub
His view, however, did not prevail.
a grant round that is budgeted for $70 million
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California Stem Cell Agency’s $150,000 Search for Its Financial Future

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A San Francisco consultant, who isoften known as an “economic therapist,” has been selected todevise a “strategic road map” for the financial future of the $3billion California stem cell agency.James Gollub: ‘economic therapist’Gollub Associates photoJames Gollub, managing director of thefirm bearing his name, is under a $150,000 contract to lay out bythis fall a detailed […]



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posted a request
The RFP
co-founder of the field of cluster-based economic development.
is known as an ?economic therapist.?
website for his current firm
in its lengthy study
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California Stem Cell Researchers to Receive $70 Million Next Week

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The California stem cell agency isscheduled to give away $70 million next week as it moves forward onits efforts to turn research into cures.The awards will be for efforts that will result in proof of concept for development of a therapy candidate and/or studies to select a development candidate.As many as 20 grants and loans […]



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will result in proof of concept for development of a therapy candidate and/or studies to select a development candidate.
As many as 20 grants and loans
its Aug. 28 meeting in La Jolla
on the agenda.
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Flim-Flam Stem Cell Artists Targeted by CIRM

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The California stem cell agency hasjoined with other prestigious stem cell organizations to help put astop to the flim-flam artists that prey on desperate people bypromising miracle cures from stem cell treatments.The agency announced the action today on its blog, declaring that it has posted a new patient advisory document that provides a “ robust and […]



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announced the action today on its blog
new patient advisory document
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California Stem Cell Agency Spending: Where the Money Is Going

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Analysis of CIRM funding by Pat Olson, executive director of CIRM scientific activities July 2013The California stem cell agency willhave committed $472 million to translational research – a key tocommercializing stem cell therapies – if it awards the full $70million in new grants and loans slated to come before its governingboard next week.The nearly $500 […]



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a link to CIRM's translational portfolio
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A $2 Million Bill: Outside Contracting by California Stem Cell Agency

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The $3 billion California stem cellagency this week posted a list of its outside contractors, who rangefrom a a $25,000 stem cell licensing consultant to a $550,000-a-year law firm.The agency expects to spend $2million during 2013-14 on outside contracting, down from $2.9 millionin 2012-13. This week’s report covers the 2012-13 year.Outside contracting is the secondlargest […]



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a list of its outside contractors
here
here
here
heavily involved in the $25 million loan
testified before CIRM
at its meeting next week
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New Ties to Big Pharma and Venture Capital Proposed at California Stem Cell Agency

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The $3 billion California stem cellagency wants to recruit major biotech and venture capital firms tohelp provide tens of millions of dollars in research awards toCalifornia enterprises.It’s part of a move to “jump start”partnerships in a relatively new, $80 million, business-friendly program that is aimed at pushing therapies into themarketplace. The recruitment plan will come […]



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$80 million, business-friendly program
at its meeting next Wednesday
a CIRM staff document,
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Bonilla: Veto of Pay-for-Eggs Bill Shows Troubling Mindset

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A Democratic state legislator todayassailed Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown‘s “mindset” as “particularlytroubling” in his veto of legislation that would have allowed womento sell their eggs for scientific research.The statement came from AssemblywomanSusan Bonilla, D-Concord, in response to Brown’s action on herfertility-industry sponsored bill, AB926, which would have removed aban on compensation for women who provide […]



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writing on
In a statement on her website
Los Angeles Times
Sacramento Bee
additional story
TheAssociated Press
National Review
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‘Butter and Eggs Money" and a Gubernatorial Veto

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NancyScheper-Hughes, professor of medical anthropology at UC Berkeley anddirector of OrgansWatch, is one of the opponents of the legislation that would havepermitted women to sell their eggs for research. Today she filed thefollowing comment on the “troubling mindset” item on theCalifornia Stem Cell Report.“Jerry Brown‘sveto of AB926which would allow young women to be paid for […]



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?troubling mindset?
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California Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Pay-for-Eggs Legislation

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California Gov. Jerry Brown todayvetoed a fertility industry-backed measure that would have permittedwomen to sell their eggs for the purposes of scientific research.In his veto message, Brown said,“Not everything in life is for salenor should it be.”The bill would have repealed a ban oncompensation of women who provide their eggs for scientific purposes.The measure would […]



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here
here
here
here
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Duane Roth: Ecumenical Innovator for San Diego and Biotech

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The Xconomy news service today carrieda sterling look at the contributions that Duane Roth, co-vicechairman of the California stem cell agency, made before his untimelydeath as the result of a bicycle accident.Reporter Bruce Bigelow pulled togethera host of comments concerning Roth’s involvement in the San Diegocommunity, ranging from biotech to action sports companies. Theheadline on […]



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a sterling look
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A $6 Billion Question: Progress of the California Stem Cell Agency

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The headlines march like legions across theInternet and throughout the world.“New type of stem cell helps your fingers regenerate”“Stem cell technology can mass-produce cancer-killing cells to target tumours”“Stem-celltreatment restores sight to blind man”“Special stem cells could heal hearts”But then there is this extraordinarilyrare headline that sounds a harshly different note:“Stem cells: what happened to the […]



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?New type of stem cell helps your fingers regenerate?
?Stem cell technology can mass-produce cancer-killing cells to target tumours?
Stem-cell treatment restores sight to blind man
?Special stem cells could heal hearts?
?Stem cells: what happened to the radical breakthroughs??
$70 million plan
?achieved many notable results.?
lab-grown burger
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Stem Cell Agency’s Duane Roth Eulogized at Memorial Services

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An estimated 1,000 persons attendedservices last week for Duane Roth, co-vice chairman of the Californiastem cell agency, who died at the age of 63 following a bicycleaccident.The San Diego U-T reported,“A Who’sWho of San Diego’s technology, business and civic communitygathered Friday to bid farewell to Duane Roth.The biotech entrepreneur, community leader and director of Connectdied last […]



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reported
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‘Paradigm Shift’ — Researchers as Patient Advocates?

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It is not easy for a stem cellscientist to break into “print” in that bastion of Americancapitalism, Forbes magazine. Much less one from that perceivedantithesis of free enterprise, Reed College.But researcher Paul Knoepfler of UCDavis has done just that.John Farrell of Forbes wrote about Knoepfler onFriday in the wake of the announcement Knoepfler will be […]



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has done just that
a ?national advocacy? award
a stem cell blogger
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