Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the awards of $9.8 million in stem cell research funds to 19 Connecticut--based researchers. The awards were made by the State of Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee at its grant review meeting week in Farmington.
"Connecticut's continued support of stem cell research has allowed for exciting and innovative research to take place right here in our state," said Governor Malloy. "The research projects funded by these grants allow scientists to do revolutionary work that puts Connecticut at the forefront of bioscience industry."
"The projects funded by these grants will advance the clinical use of stem cells to treat some of the most debilitating diseases and injuries," stated Department of Public Health Commissioner and Advisory Committee Chairperson Dr. Jewel Mullen. "The research conducted as a result of these grants brings hope to people coping with difficult health conditions."
Eighty-eight stem cell funding applications were accepted for consideration in January 2012. The Connecticut Stem Cell Research Peer Review Committee reviewed these applications in accordance with National Institutes of Health guidelines and provided to the Advisory Committee its recommendations with respect to the scientific merits of each application.
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