Friday, September 18, 2009

Research Collaboration Agreement with California to be Signed at Summit

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will witness signing and provide remarks

In connection to the symposium, the State of Maryland and the State of California will enter into a formal stem cell research collaboration agreement. The agreement, which will be signed at the Summit, will make it easier for researchers in California and Maryland to collaborate and obtain joint funding to facilitate groundbreaking stem cell research.

Governor Martin O’Malley will witness the signing of the agreement and provide remarks.

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) will host the second annual Maryland Stem Cell Symposium on Monday, Sept. 21 at the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit. The symposium will allow Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) awardees to present notable findings in stem cell research. Posters and presentations from over 80 Maryland-supported stem cell scientists will take place throughout the morning.

12:50 p.m.-- Remarks by Governor O’Malley at the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit
1:20 p.m. -- Signing of Collaboration Agreement between Maryland and California

Baltimore Convention Center, Ballrooms I-IV, Level 400, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore,

Media Contact: Kathleen Shaffer 410-902-5053

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