McMaster University Gets $30 Million for Stem Cell Research Center  
2/8/2012 8:16:41 AM

McMaster University has $30 million to invest in stem cell research thanks to a generous donation by a local family. The Marta and Owen Boris Foundation made the donation so the Hamilton university can build the $24 million Boris Family Centre in Human Stem Cell Therapies. The centre will accelerate the commercial development of breakthroughs made at McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, where Mick Bhatia is scientific director. “In a short time we’ve become world renowned for our human stem cell discoveries,” said Bhatia. “Now is the time to move these discoveries to the patient.”