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North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cells

North Korea, Sony and California Stem Cells

Lauren Miller, a California stem cell agency director, and Seth Rogen at
the Los Angeles premier of "The Interview" on Dec. 11. The appearance
 coincidentally followed the agency's board meeting. Getty Photo, Michael Tran
It would seem unlikely that California’s $3 billion stem cell agency would have a link – even...

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Former California Stem Cell CEO Zach Hall on Conflicts of Interest and Last Week’s CIRM Board Voting

Conflict of interest issues have long been a difficult issue for the California stem cell agency, and so it was last week.


The matter involved a proposal to reduce the indirect cost funding rate for both businesses and nonprofit institutions from as high as 20 percent to 10 percent of an award. That recommendation quickly...

California Stem Cell Report
Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency

Eleven Percent Stock Price Drop for StemCells, Inc., on Bad News From California Stem Cell Agency

Six month performance StemCells, Inc., stock price
Yahoo chart
The stock price of StemCells, Inc., of Newark, Ca., plummeted nearly 11 percent today following a federal filing that it had lost its $19 million award from the California stem cell agency.


Termination of the Alzheimer’s research award to the...

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Stanford Pulls Its $10.9 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Application

Stanford University has withdrawn its $10.9 million request to the California stem cell agency to create an Alpha stem cell clinic on its campus, along with a complaint that an illegal conflict of interest was involved in reviewing the proposal.


No further details about the alleged conflict were disclosed by the stem cell agency,...

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San Francisco Business Times: CIRM 2.0 is ‘Business-Friendly,’ ‘All-Out Charge’ for Stem Cell Cures

Official approval yesterday of the California stem cell agency’s new, $50 million fast-track research effort has generated a lengthy piece in the San Francisco Business Times, a weekly newspaper that circulates widely in an area known for its biotech enterprises.


Ron Leuty authored the article, which could be considered an anniversary overview of the...

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California Stem Cell Agency Press Release on its $50 Million, Fast-Track Plan

Here is a link to the press release by the California stem cell agency on its radical plan to change and speed up its approach to funding research. The board approved $50 million to kick start the driver. You can find the story from the California Stem...

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California Stem Cell Agency Concludes Meeting

The governing board of the California stem cell agency adjourned its meeting at 1:40 p.m. PST today. The California Stem Cell Report will post shortly a few additional items on the session today.

California Stem Cell Report
California Launches $50 Million, Fast-Track Stem Cell Drive

Directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency today approved a $50 million plan that will radically reshape its efforts to produce a widely available stem cell treatment, a goal that it has not yet reached after 10 years of trying.


Speed is what the new push is all about – shortening the...

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California Stem Cell Agency Opens Board Meeting in Berkeley

The California stem cell agency governing board opened its meeting at 11:05 a.m. PST today with an announcement that the session will be abbreviated because of a massive storm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some flights have been cancelled in and out o...

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California Stem Cell Agency Cancels $19 million Award to StemCells, Inc.

StemCells, Inc. has lost its controversial, $19 million award from the California stem cell agency, it was disclosed today.

Cancellation of the forgivable loan was revealed in slides posted on the agency's Web site as part of the presentation today by its new president, Randy Mills, to the agency's board of governors..

The slide said...

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