ImStem won $1.1 million stem cell research grant from State of Connecticut
Nine scientists at the University of Connecticut Health Center received grant awards Monday totaling $4.5 million from the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Program, making UConn the largest recipient of the $9.8 million total grants awarded this year.
Included in the UConn awards was $1.1 million for ImStem, a company launched from the Health Center stem cell core facility and directed by Dr. Ren-He Xu and Dr. Xiaofang Wang. The goal of ImStem is to explore new approaches to utilizing human embryonic stem cell lines for future clinical applications, such as developing a treatment for multiple sclerosis. ImStem is the second UConn-launched company to be funded by the state's stem cell fund.