Edinburgh University $115 Million Stem Cell Center

Posted on January 15, 2007  Comments (1)

Stem cell centre plan confirmed

Additional Scottish Executive funding of £24m will allow Edinburgh University to develop the £59m centre in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise. The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) is thought to be equalled only one in Kobe, Japan. Prof Ian Wilmut, formerly of the Roslin Institute, will be the director.

The state-of -the-art facilities are expected to house 220 academic researchers and will include a centre for “scale-up” development and manufacture of cells. Space will also be made available for commercial regenerative medicine. It is hoped that the SCRM, which will be part of the new Centre for Biomedical Research at Edinburgh’s Little France, will create about 560 jobs and generate £18.2m per year for the Scottish economy.

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One Response to “Edinburgh University $115 Million Stem Cell Center”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » $400 Million More for Harvard and MIT
    October 2nd, 2008 @ 8:45 am

    Many countries would love to create a world class center of biomedical research. And several are trying. Boston sure seems to be staking a claim that it will be one of those centers of excellence…

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