6445 Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Mission Statement

Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act, was approved by California voters on November 2, 2004, providing $3 billion in general obligation bond funding for stem cell research conducted at California universities, research institutions, and companies, and calling 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 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Institute) was established in 2005.

The Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee (ICOC) is the 29-member governing board for the Institute. The ICOC members are public officials, appointed on the basis of their experience earned in California's leading public universities, non-profit academic and research institutions, patient advocacy groups, and the life sciences biotechnology industry.