fren

About the Stem Cell Network

To power life-saving therapies and technologies through regenerative medicine research for the benefit of all

Building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine (RM) research sector has been the raison d’être of the Stem Cell Network (SCN) since its inception in 2001.

SCN’s new Strategic Plan, IGNITEprovides the road map for Canadian research success in the stem cell and regenerative medicine sector.

Learn more

5,000

Trainees

231

Research Groups

$139M

In Research, Training and Outreach

$148M

In Partner Support

Research funding opportunities

Learn more about SCN’s 2022-2025 funding opportunities

Training

More than 5,000 HQP have benefitted from SCN courses, workshops and travel awards. See what we’re offering in 2022.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are our bodies’ building blocks. They are different from other cells because they have the potential to differentiate into any cell type and can renew themselves, which means they can heal blood, tissue and organs.

Read more

In the news

Canada’s Stem Cell Network Makes Its Single Largest Investment in Regenerative Medicine Research

Learn more