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CIRM Board invests $5 million in emergency funding for coronavirus

The Stem Cellar, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

CIRM Board invests $5 million in emergency funding for coronavirus

In response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus in California and around the world the governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today held an emergency meeting to approve $5 million in rapid research funds targeting the virus. … Dr. Os Steward [Reeve-Irvine Professor, neurobiology and behavior], from UC Irvine agreed: “I think that this is a very important thing for CIRM to do for a huge number of reasons. The concept is great and CIRM is perfectly positioned to do this.”