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Since the U.S. ban on stem cell research was lifted on March 9, 2009, many pockets of promising research have sprung up across the country as scientists scramble to recharge their efforts in a field that holds tremendous potential. Through a multitude of funding opportunities and exceptional expertise, Michigan’s University Research Corridor – the alliance between Wayne State University, University of Michigan and Michigan State University – has positioned the state to be a major hub for stem cell advancement. Detroit holds particular promise, housing both Wayne State University and Stem Cell Commercialization Center located at TechTown, the university’s research and technology park. Together, these entities are creating a gravitational pull for researchers and stem cell-based businesses around the world.