Monday, August 31, 2009, 8:18am EDT
New York plans to invest $20.4 million in stem-cell research.
Gov. David Paterson announced that $5.4 million will be earmarked to recruit research fellows to research institutions in New York. The remaining $15.4 million will be used to establish “multi-institutional research facilities” that will be shared by researchers from across the state.
“Investment in stem cell research is part of our vision to make New York a global leader in the new economy,” Paterson said.
New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines, who is also the chair of the Empire State Stem Cell Board, said the funding will “ensure the best and the brightest new stem-cell investigators conduct their research in New York state.”
The governor put out two Requests for Applications. More detail on the applications, which are due Dec. 1, is available at the state’s Web site.