California’s Stem Cell Agency’s New Strategic Plan Outlines Vision for the Future

San Francisco, CA, June 09, 2012 --( Creative partnerships to move promising stem cell therapies into clinical trials; a pioneering new kind of clinic to help deliver those therapies to patients; and a renewed commitment to delivering health and economic benefits to California - those are some of the key elements in the new Strategic Plan just published by California’s stem cell agency - the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

“This plan is the blueprint that will help guide us through the next phase of our work,” says Ellen Feigal, MD, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at the stem cell agency. “The science surrounding stem cell research is rapidly evolving and our Strategic Plan will help us respond to those changes and use our resources in the most effective way to achieve our goals.”