Thursday, 24 July 2008

India to Set Up Stem Cell Research Unit in Bangalore

India to Set Up Stem Cell Research Unit in Bangalore Thursday, 24 July 2008 India's Prime Minister Manmohan SinghIndia's Union Cabinet Thursday gave its approval for the establishment of an Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (SCSRM) in Bangalore. The institute will help in “developing policies relating to stem cell technologies, identify needs, facilitate conceptualisation and design of new technologies,” Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, Information and Broadcasting Minister, told reporters. The SCSRM institute would be an autonomous institution of the Department of Biotechnology and would be set up at a total cost of Rs. 203.10 crores (approx. US$ 48.4M). The cabinet also approved the integration of Stem Cell Centre (SCC) at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, now funded by the department of biotechnology, with the Bangalore institute. Source: Adopted from Press Release from the Press Information Bureau, Government of India. ......... ZenMaster

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