10 companies, 56 groups apply for grants to get stem cell products to trial
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
January 6, 2008For the first time in its three-year existence, the state taxpayer-funded stem cell institute is offering grant money to biotechnology companies.
Ten companies, including at least two in San Diego, said they plan to apply for money for so-called disease teams, a cutting-edge concept of bringing academia and industry together to share expertise and perhaps speed the lengthy and expensive process of getting new therapies and diagnostics to market.
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