Twenty-six stem-cell-related research projects will share $8.4 million in grant funding, the Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) announced Friday.
The grants were made through the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund on the recommendation of the state’s Stem Cell Research Commission, both of which are administered by TEDCO, a state-created organization that provides early-stage funding and guidance for emerging companies.
In past years, the fund has granted more than $120 million to 349 research projects.
Among this years awardees are 13 researchers and seven post-doctoral fellows from the Johns Hopkins University, two researchers and one post-doctoral fellow from the University of Maryland, two researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and two companies, BioCardia Inc. and TheraCord.
The projects include a mix of pre-clinical research, research with preliminary data to support hypotheses, exploratory projects with little or no data and post-doctoral awards to work with human stem cells, according to TEDCO.