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Translation from Italian – December 13, 2006

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Ri.MED May Be Transferred To Ireland

If the cuts foreseen by the national Financial law are confirmed, the Ri.MED biotechnology center risks leaving Carini, in the area of Palermo, to be transferred abroad. This was confirmed by Jeffrey Romoff, the President of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, during an interview with the Sole 24 Ore.

The medical center, among the founders of the Ismett transplant center and promoter of Ri.MED, that would be responsible for the gene and regenerative medicine research, announced yesterday that it has received an offer from Ireland that it would be willing to host the center.

The former Financial law allocated 330 million euro for Ri.MED, however, the amount was not confirmed in the current economic measures.

Original Italian text



(ANSA) - PALERMO, 13 DIC - Se i tagli previsti dalla


Finanziaria nazionale dovessero essere confermati, il centro di


biotecnologie Ri.Med rischierebbe di lasciare Carini, nel


palermitano, ed essere trasferito all'estero. Lo ha affermato,


Jeffrey Romoff, presidente dell'University of Pittsburgh medical


center in un'intervista al Sole 24 ore.


Lo scienziato, tra i fondatori del centro trapianti Ismett,


promotore del Ri.Med, che si occuperebbe di studi di genetica e


medicina rigenerativa, ha annunciato di avere ricevuto


un'offerta dall'Irlanda che si sarebbe detta disponibile ad


ospitare il centro.


La scorsa Finanziaria aveva stanziato per il Ri.Med 330


milioni di euro ma la somma non è stata confermata nell'attuale


manovra economica.(ANSA).



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