73 Pre-Applications for CIRM Disease Team Awards

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state stem cell agency, received 73 preapplications for the CIRM Disease Team Awards RFA 09-01. The principal investigator for 15 of those applications is based with a for-profit entity. All of the teams proposed a wide variety of collaborators with several of the not-for-profit principal investigators citing collaborators in the for-profit sector. After review by a panel of outside experts and the CIRM in-house science team, a subset of these teams will be asked in mid-May to prepare a full application, which will be due to CIRM July 16. The full RFA is available here: