Minnesota seeks to expand stem cell research through state initiative — 4 insights

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Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a bipartisan effort to improve research, technology, education and patient access to regenerative medicine-based treatments.

What you should know:

1. The state awarded 161 grants designed to work and find strategic collaborations around regenerative medicine.

2. Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, director of the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, said the grants work to support the future of healthcare.

"Minnesota is being recognized as the Silicon Valley of regenerative medicine," Dr. Terzic said.

3. Since its 2014 inception, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota has awarded 161 grants totaling $21.9 million.

4. The state will award $4.35 million in grants this year.

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