California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine CIRM accelerates stem treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. CIRM is California's Stem Cell Agency. Our mission is to accelerate world class science to deliver transformative regenerative medicine treatments in an equitable manner to a diverse California and world.

Operating as usual

Congratulations to the team at Oncternal Therapeutics for reaching an encouraging milestone in treating patients sufferi...
01/07/2022
A CIRM-funded therapy for a deadly blood cancer gets approval for Phase 3 clinical trial

Congratulations to the team at Oncternal Therapeutics for reaching an encouraging milestone in treating patients suffering from aggressive lymphomas such as Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)!

The Phase 3 clinical trial will be led by Dr. Michael Wang of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022.

Michael Wang, MD (right) of the Department of Lymphoma & Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center will lead the Phase 3 clinical Oncternal Therapeutics, Inc. is celebrating an encouraging…

How could you teach blobs of brain cells in a petri dish to play a video game? Well, researchers in the UK and Australia...
01/05/2022
Teaching stem cells to play video games

How could you teach blobs of brain cells in a petri dish to play a video game? Well, researchers in the UK and Australia have done just that. Why? You might be surprised. https://bit.ly/32QDh3W

Pong Back when I was growing up, shortly after the extinction of the dinosaurs, there was a popular video game called Pong. It was, in fact, pretty much the only video game at the time. It was…

Join the FreeMind Group and funding program directors from various agencies—including the California Institute for Regen...
01/04/2022

Join the FreeMind Group and funding program directors from various agencies—including the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's very own Dr. Abla Creasey—to learn about grants and contracts for funding your company’s life science R&D without diluting your equity.

Hosted virtually on January 12, 2022, the 17th Annual Non-Dilutive Funding Summit connects funding program directors with hundreds of life science industry executives in order to work toward the shared purpose of commercializing novel solutions in biotech, medtech, healthtech, etc.

Register free: https://www.freemindconsultants.com/17th-non-dilutive-funding-summit/

Join the FreeMind Group and funding program directors from various agencies—including the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's very own Dr. Abla Creasey—to learn about grants and contracts for funding your company’s life science R&D without diluting your equity.

Hosted virtually on January 12, 2022, the 17th Annual Non-Dilutive Funding Summit connects funding program directors with hundreds of life science industry executives in order to work toward the shared purpose of commercializing novel solutions in biotech, medtech, healthtech, etc.

Register free: https://www.freemindconsultants.com/17th-non-dilutive-funding-summit/

We've set big plans for 2022 (and beyond)! Wishing you a happy and safe new year!✨Follow our latest updates: https://bit...
01/03/2022

We've set big plans for 2022 (and beyond)! Wishing you a happy and safe new year!✨

Follow our latest updates: https://bit.ly/31kcLiy

We've set big plans for 2022 (and beyond)! Wishing you a happy and safe new year!✨

Follow our latest updates: https://bit.ly/31kcLiy

Debating whether to make a New Year's resolution to exercise more? Well, here's something that might help convince you i...
01/03/2022
One more good reason to exercise

Debating whether to make a New Year's resolution to exercise more? Well, here's something that might help convince you it's a good idea.
https://bit.ly/3zpBcrI

As we start the New Year with a fervent hope that it’s better than the last two, many people are making a resolution to get more exercise. A new study suggests that might not just benefit the body,…

This year, nearly 100k readers followed along as we shared our most exciting updates on The Stem Cellar, CIRM’s official...
12/29/2021

This year, nearly 100k readers followed along as we shared our most exciting updates on The Stem Cellar, CIRM’s official blog. ICYMI, here’s a recap of our most popular blogs of 2021: https://bit.ly/3qz38oP

This year, nearly 100k readers followed along as we shared our most exciting updates on The Stem Cellar, CIRM’s official blog. ICYMI, here’s a recap of our most popular blogs of 2021: https://bit.ly/3qz38oP

How researchers at Harvard Medical School are using a transparent fish that could one day help us repair or even rebuild...
12/27/2021
How do Zebrafish grow ears? It’s quite transparent

How researchers at Harvard Medical School are using a transparent fish that could one day help us repair or even rebuild damaged organs like the ear. https://bit.ly/3Ez8yFc

THIS BLOG IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO CAST Zebrafish One of the hopes of regenerative medicine is that one day we will be able to use stem cells to regrow damaged organs, avoiding the need for a …

UCLA #genetherapy provides innovative treatment for children with LAD-1. Doctors expect that the one-time therapy will k...
12/22/2021
UCLA gene therapy offers children with LAD-1 a new chance at living a normal life

UCLA #genetherapy provides innovative treatment for children with LAD-1. Doctors expect that the one-time therapy will keep LAD-1 patients healthy for life. The novel #clinicaltrial was partly funded by CIRM. Read about the promising success on our latest blog: https://bit.ly/32y3J1W

Leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1 (LAD-1) is a rare pediatric disorder that causes the immune system to malfunction, resulting in recurrent, often severe, bacterial and fungal infections as well…

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have used a stem cell-based bio-implant to repair cartilage and delay ...
12/20/2021
Researchers develop a stem cell-based implant for cartilage restoration and treating osteoarthritis

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have used a stem cell-based bio-implant to repair cartilage and delay joint degeneration in large animals, paving the way to potentially treat humans with cartilage injuries and osteoarthritis.

The Plurocart’s scaffold membrane seeded with stem cell-derived chondrocytes. Image courtesy of USC Photo/Denis Evseenko. Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have used a stem cell-bas…

A new promising asthma medication that aims to reduce attacks in children was tested on an almost entirely white patient...
12/17/2021
Lack of diversity leaves cloud hanging over asthma drug study

A new promising asthma medication that aims to reduce attacks in children was tested on an almost entirely white patient population, even though Black and Puerto Rican children are far more likely to suffer from asthma. https://bit.ly/3GVNzyi

Asthma spacer, photo courtesy Wiki Media Creative Commons If you want to know if a new drug or therapy is going to work in the people it affects the most you need to test the drug or therapy in the…

This discovery at Gladstone Institutes offers a promising new look into the relationship between developing tissues, whi...
12/10/2021
Newly-developed Organoid Mimics How Gut and Heart Tissues Arise Cooperatively From Stem Cells

This discovery at Gladstone Institutes offers a promising new look into the relationship between developing tissues, which has so far relied on growing single-tissue organoids separately and then attempting to combine them.

Gladstone Senior Investigator Todd McDevitt, PhD said this first-of-its-kind organoid could serve as a new tool for laboratory research and improve our understanding of how developing organs and ti…

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis are painful & incurable diseases th...
12/07/2021

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis are painful & incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. IBD can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. This week we come together for #CCAwarenessWeek to help make #IBDVisible!

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis are painful & incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. IBD can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. This week we come together for #CCAwarenessWeek to help make #IBDVisible!

ViaCyte has produced encouraging news in the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. The California Institute for Regener...
12/03/2021
Producing insulin for people who can’t

ViaCyte has produced encouraging news in the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine helped fund early-stage research for their work.

Read more on our blog:

ViaCyte’s implantable stem cell pouch One of the huge advantages of a stem cell agency like CIRM (not that there is anything out there quite like us, but anyway) is our ability to support pro…

December 1st is #WorldAIDSDay. There are nearly 40 million people worldwide infected with HIV. After four decades of act...
12/02/2021

December 1st is #WorldAIDSDay. There are nearly 40 million people worldwide infected with HIV. After four decades of activism and scientific research, how far have we come in battling stigma and finding a cure? https://bit.ly/3G2Q3KH

December 1st is #WorldAIDSDay. There are nearly 40 million people worldwide infected with HIV. After four decades of activism and scientific research, how far have we come in battling stigma and finding a cure? https://bit.ly/3G2Q3KH

November is #AmericanDiabetesMonth. Diabetes affects millions of Americans and is a leading cause of #disability and dea...
11/30/2021

November is #AmericanDiabetesMonth. Diabetes affects millions of Americans and is a leading cause of #disability and death in the United States. CIRM has invested approx $48.5 million in funding several human #clinicaltrials for type 1 diabetes: https://bit.ly/3EbisxF

November is #AmericanDiabetesMonth. Diabetes affects millions of Americans and is a leading cause of #disability and death in the United States. CIRM has invested approx $48.5 million in funding several human #clinicaltrials for type 1 diabetes: https://bit.ly/3EbisxF

November is #PancreaticCancerAwareness month. Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms in the early s...
11/23/2021

November is #PancreaticCancerAwareness month. Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms in the early stages, which is why raising awareness about early diagnosis is so important. If found early, pancreatic cancer is more treatable and timely treatment could literally save lives!

November is #PancreaticCancerAwareness month. Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms in the early stages, which is why raising awareness about early diagnosis is so important. If found early, pancreatic cancer is more treatable and timely treatment could literally save lives!

One of our #Bridges scholars, Samira Alwahabi, was recently recognized for her video submission outlining her work at th...
11/22/2021
Bridges Scholar Spotlight: Samira Alwahabi

One of our #Bridges scholars, Samira Alwahabi, was recently recognized for her video submission outlining her work at the Kuo lab at Stanford University & her aspirations for the future. Here's what she had to say about her experience as a Bridges scholar:
https://bit.ly/3HHsoRF

For more than a decade, CIRM has funded a number of educational and research training programs to give students the opportunity to explore stem cell science. One such project, the Bridges to Stem C…

November is #EpilepsyAwarenessMonth. Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures & affects people of all races...
11/16/2021

November is #EpilepsyAwarenessMonth. Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures & affects people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Be prepared to help someone in your life by learning #SeizureFirstAid basics:

November is #EpilepsyAwarenessMonth. Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures & affects people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Be prepared to help someone in your life by learning #SeizureFirstAid basics:

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. & worldwide. November has been designated as Lung Cance...
11/09/2021

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. & worldwide. November has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month to increase knowledge about the disease, its causes, as well as treatments for the future. CIRM has funded a phase I clinical trial addressing this killer cancer: https://bit.ly/3mXo48h

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. & worldwide. November has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month to increase knowledge about the disease, its causes, as well as treatments for the future. CIRM has funded a phase I clinical trial addressing this killer cancer: https://bit.ly/3mXo48h

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s -the most common form of dementia- is a progressive disease for whi...
11/04/2021

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s -the most common form of dementia- is a progressive disease for which there is currently no cure. Early diagnosis can treat reversible causes of memory loss and improve the quality of life in Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. CIRM has provided more than $33M in grants targeting Alzheimer's Disease: https://bit.ly/3k6bTo0

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s -the most common form of dementia- is a progressive disease for which there is currently no cure. Early diagnosis can treat reversible causes of memory loss and improve the quality of life in Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. CIRM has provided more than $33M in grants targeting Alzheimer's Disease: https://bit.ly/3k6bTo0

How COVID can mess up your hearing and leave you dizzy https://bit.ly/2ZP0n94
11/03/2021
COVID is a real pain in the ear

How COVID can mess up your hearing and leave you dizzy https://bit.ly/2ZP0n94

The more you learn about COVID-19 the more there is to dislike about it. The global death toll from the virus is now more than five million and for those who survive there can be long-term health c…

The first week of November has been designated as International Stress Awareness Week. Chronic stress can have a detrime...
11/02/2021

The first week of November has been designated as International Stress Awareness Week. Chronic stress can have a detrimental effect on both our mental and physical health. Long term exposure to stress is linked to higher risk of dementia and is the root cause of most heart diseases. Are you coping with stress? https://youtu.be/5eZ0xtxdVOA

The first week of November has been designated as International Stress Awareness Week. Chronic stress can have a detrimental effect on both our mental and physical health. Long term exposure to stress is linked to higher risk of dementia and is the root cause of most heart diseases. Are you coping with stress? https://youtu.be/5eZ0xtxdVOA

Address

1999 Harrison St
Oakland, CA
94612

General information

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) was established by Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. The statewide ballot measure, which provided $3 billion in funding for stem cell research at California universities and research institutions, was approved by 59% of California voters on November 2, 2004, and called for the establishment of a new state agency to make grants and provide loans for stem cell research, research facilities and other vital research opportunities. The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) is the 29-member Governing Board of the Institute; the Governing Board members represent expertise from California’s leading public and private universities, non-profit hospitals and research institutions, patient advocacy groups and biotechnology.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+14153612903

Website

www.cirm.ca.gov

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when California Institute for Regenerative Medicine posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to California Institute for Regenerative Medicine:

Videos

Accelerating Stem Cell Treatments to Patients

Our mission at CIRM is to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs by funding promising stem cell research in California.

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in Oakland

Show All

Comments

Just out! SCN-funded investigator Dr. Timothy Kieffer and his team at the University of British Columbia's faculty of medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health, have published promising results from a Canadian clinical trial representing a significant scientific advancement in treating patients who live with type 1 diabetes. In the first study of its kind, Dr. Kieffer and his team have helped to demonstrate that a stem cell-based treatment can produce insulin in patients living with a severe form of the disease. The results from the multi-year clinical trial were published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell. Read more about the study here: https://stemcellnetwork.ca/significant-advancements-in-scn-funded-type-1-diabetes-clinical-trial/ #type1diabetes #T1D #insulin100 #stemcells #regenerativemedicine #SCN20Years Cell Stem Cell JDRF Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research ViaCyte California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Thank you to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for a $5 million grant for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical fellows to train for careers in stem cell research! #FightOn ✌️
HERBAL CURE FOR HIV Hi everyone ,I was infected with the HIV virus a few years back. I visited several medical hospitals for treatment but none were available. I was searching online for an HIV cure and I found some amazing reviews about doctor OOSA. I decided to consult him and he sent the medicine to me. After using his HIV treatment medicine for 12 days I got cured. I went to several hospitals after his treatment and all results came out negative. So many doctors said there was no cure to HIV but I am assuring everyone that there is herbal cure for HIV and there is no side effect or harm in doctor oosa herbal medicine. you can reach dr oosa through email; [email protected] whatsapp +2349134261364
UCI has received a $5 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to train diverse researchers in stem cell biology, gene therapy and regenerative medicine. A major goal of the state-funded agency is to make California's regenerative medicine workforce more representative of the population. Info: https://bit.ly/3zEF6ew
My group, Stargardts-Macular Degeneration Support Group, is so frustrated that none of the research hospitals/schools, in California, are applying for the grant money, passed by Prop 14 last year. I have called & called & one would think these hospitals have closed down, as I get a machine, when calling the research departments. Is anyone in California still doing research with stem cells? I am starting to run out of hope, for my group people. Maybe you should start offering this grant money to research hospitals outside of California.
Children diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors may experience longer survival rates thanks to an $8.4 million grant from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. City of Hope's Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is leading a trial to study the use of CAR T cell therapy to treat pediatric brain tumors. Read more: https://bddy.me/3Exmdhx. #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth
Now that Prop 14 passed, who actually received grant monies, for clinical trials using stem cells, here in California? Is there a list?
Congratulations to the MIND Institute's Dave Segal, Jill Silverman and Kyle Fink! They've been awarded $ 1.36 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to study a cutting-edge treatment for Angelman syndrome, a rare neurogenetic condition. http://ow.ly/nTgo50FZ3Fa #CIRM #AngelmanSyndrome #genetherapy
We are pleased to share the recent news that our own Fred Fisher, MSW, LCSW, President & CEO of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, has been appointed to the governing Board of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). In this volunteer role, Fred will serve as a patient advocate for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis (MS), as a part of a 29-person group, representing patients, researchers and the biotechnology communities, who provide recommendations regarding CIRM funding, ethical standards, and facilities. Find out more in their June newsletter: https://bit.ly/CIRM-News-6-2021
AIDS virus gives 48 babies and toddlers a working immune system. Dr. Stephen Gottschalk of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis says the fact that the treatment is safe across multiple hospitals makes the study “very powerful”. “People ask us, is it the cure? Who knows long term, but at least up to three years, these children are doing well” Gottschalk said. “The immune function seems stable over time so I think it looks very, very encouraging”. Results from the UCLA -led study were published in May 2021. Grants from U.S. and British government health agencies and the tax-supported California Institute for Regenerative Medicine paid for the work. Read the full story: https://www.breathenews.co.uk/aids-used-to-cure-immune-disorder-in-babies/ By Lois Barker #asgctherapy #cirm_stemcells Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Charity #immunesystem #regenerativemedicine #immunedisorder #aidsawareness #InfantHealth #GeneTherapy
Join us on Tuesday, June 15 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT for our Familial ALS Online Support Group. Learn about "The Promise and Progress of Stem Cell Therapies for ALS” from special guest speaker Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Please contact Care Manager, Cynthia Marks, RT, at [email protected] for more information about how to participate.
Children diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors may experience longer survival rates thanks to an $8.4 million grant from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Leo Wang is leading a trial to study the use of CAR T cell therapy to treat pediatric brain tumors. “City of Hope has been a pioneer in developing CAR T cell therapies, and I’m excited that we can now use this promising therapy for these children.”