Personalized Medicine in California Kathryn Lowell, Deputy Secretary for Life Sciences and Health Systems February, 2009. CALIFORNIA BIOTECHNOLOGY STATISTICS.
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In 2004, Governor Schwarzenegger championed and California voters passed Proposition 71, devoting an unprecedented $3 billion to stem cell research creating the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
To date, the CIRM Governing Board has approved grants totaling more than $693 million, making CIRM the largest source of funding for embryonic and stem cell research in the world.
According to the National Science Foundation, six of the best-funded research universities in the nation are in California, five of which are University of California (UC) institutions. Also, one in four U.S. biotech companies are located within 35 miles of a UC campus.
UCSF's Center for Translational and Policy Research
QB3 -- The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), a cooperative effort among three campuses of the University of California and private industry, harnesses the quantitative sciences to integrate our understanding of biological systems at all levels of complexity - from atoms and protein molecules to cells, tissues, organs and the entire organism.