US-Polish Trade Council initiated Polish-Californian Collaboration to Advance Stem Cell Research toward Cures
On November 19, 2014, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California’s state stem cell agency, and the Medical University of Warsaw (MUW), a Polish state university, signed a collaboration agreement on joint Polish-Californian initiatives to advance stem cell research. The event, which took place at CIRM’s headquarters in San Francisco, was attended by CIRM leadership, Polish dignitaries including Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Katarzyna Kacperczyk, and Polish National Center for Research and Development Director Krzysztof Kurzydlowski.
USPTC was instrumental in forging the agreement, having presented the idea to the leadership of CIRM and to the rector of MUW, Dr. Marek Krawczyk, after a period of collaboration with the father of the legislative basis for CIRM, Mr. Robert Klein. As the agreement became effective, Piotr Moncarz stated: “We are committed to supporting Polish researchers to work with California scientists and businesses to further boost Poland’s profile as an innovative and accelerating center for scientific research.”
For details, see CIRM press release