As reported by The Hartford Courant, October 10, 2007.

Connecticut Delegation Will Visit UK to Learn About Stem Cells

HARTFORD, Conn. - Three Connecticut officials will visit the United Kingdom this month to learn about the business of stem cell research.

Connecticut has committed to providing $100 million for stem cell research and has already provided nearly $20 million in grants to UConn, Yale and Wesleyan. Another round of grant applications is under way.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she named a three-person delegation at the invitation of the British Consulate. She says the United Kingdom is in the vanguard of European stem cell research.

The delegation will include Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Joan McDonald, University of Connecticut Stem Cell Institute Director Marc Lalande, and Connecticut United for Research Excellence President Paul Pescatello.

Delegations from California, Maryland and Texas will also make the trip.