The Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006 was established by the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly during the 2006 legislative session and created the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. This fund is continued through an appropriation in Governor Martin O'Malley's annual budget.
The purpose of the Fund is to promote state-funded stem cell research and cures through grants and loans to public and private entities in the State.
To date, over $91.2 million and 258 research grants have been funded in the first six years and our this year (FY2013) the programs has a budget of $10.4 million.
Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Funds 31 New Research Proposals in FY 2013 - Awards address many debilitating diseases; include pre-clinical research and a clinical trial - Read more>
Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Receives High Number of Applications for Funding Consideration - Commission receives 171 applications; 5 from Maryland biotechnology companies ready for pre-clinical trials - Read more>
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Receives National Economic Development Award -MSCRF honored with 2012 Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development Award by State Science and Technology Institute - Read more>