Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey

Press Releases

10.24.07 Governor Corzine Joins Officials for Stem Cell Institute
of New Jersey Groundbreaking Ceremony

Governor Jon S. Corzine today joined state and local dignitaries for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey and unveiling of the Christopher Reeve Pavilion.
10.24.07 Stem cell lab takes first step Corzine, Reeve kin help break ground
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, joined by relatives of Christopher Reeve, the late "Superman" actor, broke ground yesterday at the site of what is hoped will be a trailblazing center for stem cell science.
10.24.07 Ground broken for groundbreaking stem-cell site
A long-awaited day finally came for supporters of stem-cell research in New Jersey.
10.24.07 Corzine pushes for stem cell funds
Governor Corzine urged New Jersey voters on Tuesday to approve a $450 million bond issue to fund research of all types of stem cells, including those from human embryos.
10.24.07 Gov. breaks ground at institute
Alongside well-known legislators, scientists, doctors and stem cell researchers, 21-year-old Chris Baldowski and his mom watched hopefully as Gov. Jon S. Corzine and others officially broke ground yesterday for the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey's Christopher Reeve Pavilion.
10.24.07 NJ stem cell facility hailed
Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Tuesday marked the start of construction on what he hailed as a world-class research facility many hope will make the state a global leader in stem cell work.
10.24.07 Long, hard road to stem cell labs
Two weeks ago, as the Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics and chemistry were being announced, Rutgers University researcher Wise Young was stressing out. There was a hot rumor that some of the scientists whom he and others had been wooing to head and staff the New Jersey Stem Cell Institute in New Brunswick might win a prize.

International Stem Cell Research Collaboration
International collaboration in the field of stem cell research took a major step forward this summer when participants of the Quebec/New Jersey Stem Cell Workshop met to discuss the future of stem cell research. The workshop was organized by representatives from McGill University, Quebec, Canada; Jewish General Hospital, Quebec, Canada; and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey.


Embryonic Stem Cell Research, the Media,
and the Public: What Journalists Should Kow

A day of speakers and panel discussions addressing the interaction of scientists, the media and the public concerning stem cell research. This event is part of the Johnson & Johnson Blue Ribbon Health and Medical Speaker Series and one of several symposia planned to mark the 25th anniversary of Rutgers’ School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. [more]


Statement Signing of Stem Cell Legislation by Gov. Corzine by
President Richard L. McCormick, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Rutgers community applauds Gov. Jon Corzine for signing landmark legislation today to place a stem cell research bond question on November’s statewide ballot. The governor appropriately puts a decision before the people of New Jersey on an initiative that has the potential to greatly enhance their lives. If voters approve the referendum, the state will have the authority to borrow $450 million to fund stem cell research.


The EDA Authorizes First Funds from $270 Million
Designated for Stem Cell Research Facilities

Supporting Governor Jon S. Corzine’s strategy for encouraging scientific innovation and discovery, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) took another step forward today to strengthen the state’s position as the nation’s leader in building stem cell research facilities when it approved nearly $9.2 million in predevelopment funding for the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.