Wisconsin to offer free stem cell lines

Companies carrying out research at state nonprofit and academic centers will gain free access to Wisconsin's bank of embryonic stem cell lines on a nonexclusive license basis. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation typically charges $75,000 to $400,000 for licenses. The WiCell Research Institute is also distributing at no charge five of the 21 federally approved stem cell lines. Report

ALSO: The National Genecular Institute in Iowa plans to add up to 180 positions in a new facility that will include a 73,000-square-foot research lab. Report

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