Stem cell institute OIRM cut by Doug Ford's Conservatives had ties to McMaster University - 2019-05-23
A stem cell research institute being cut by the provincial government is affiliated with at least 11 McMaster University scientists.
McMaster is also one of four founding institutions of the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM), which turned stem cell discoveries into clinical trials and treatments.
"It's a tough one to swallow," said Mick Bhatia, one of the Hamilton OIRM researchers and director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute. "They didn't provide any information on why it was cut. ... It was very abrupt."