NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies and Fluidigm were among tool vendors and academic research groups that were awarded funding last week from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support the development of tools and reagents for stem cell research.
 
Life Technologies said that it would use a grant of around $870,000 from CIRM to develop disease models of Lou Gehrig’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions from human embryonic stem cells.
 

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