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July 04, 2019

iPS Cell Research Fund FY 2018 Financial Report

Last fiscal year the iPS Cell Research Fund collected nearly 4.8 billion yen from approximately 25,000 donations. In addition, the fund received many recurring gifts and bequests. This surpasses the Fund's performance from the year before, making it again the best annual performance of the Fund.

As of March 31, 2019, the iPS Cell Research Fund had a balance of over 14 billion yen. This money is being used to convert iPS cell research into innovative treatments. Expenditure from the fund was used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for iPS cell research and totaled up to 700 million yen, which is 200 million yen more than last year.

The iPS Cell Research Fund is critical to keep talented staff at CiRA and to continue our progress in iPS cell research. Your support is a key to our goal of bringing iPS cell technology to the bedside.

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