About CiRA

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Mission and History

Center for iPS Cell Research
and Application (CiRA)

Name Center for iPS Cell Research and Application,
Kyoto University
Acronym CiRA
Since April 1, 2010 Press Conference

CiRA Vision 2030

1. Promote the iPS cell stock and iPS cell-based regenerative medicine
2. Produce new drugs for intractable diseases and personalized medicines using iPS cells
3. Create new frontiers in the life and medical
sciences using iPS cell technology
4. Provide an outstanding support environment
for excellent research and development


January, 2008 The Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) is founded as part of the Institute for integrated Cell-Material Science (iCeMS), Kyoto University.
April, 2009 The iPS Cell Research Fund is set up.
February, 2010 The CiRA building is completed.
April, 2010 CiRA is recorganized as an institute independent of iCeMS.
April, 2013 Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics is established.
March, 2015 The Second CiRA building is completed.
February, 2017 The Third CiRA building is completed.
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